@151 Thanks! While it was off topic and not really germane to the issue at hand, the stats about ratios of domestic violence sounded weird to me, so I checked the interwebs, and the result is pretty revealing. While we are not specifically discussing sexual assault here, the picture painted by the stats below is the context in which catcalling takes place. For anyone to pretend there is any kind of gender equivalency when that is the status quo is deeply insulting.
Sexual Assault According to the National Violence Against Women Survey: Women are more likely to be victims of sexual violence than men: 78% of the victims of rape and sexual assault are women and 22% are men.
Most perpetrators of sexual violence are men. Among acts of sexual violence committed against women since the age of 18, 100% of rapes, 92% of physical assaults, and 97% of stalking acts were perpetrated by men. Sexual violence against men is also mainly male violence: 70% of rapes, 86% of physical assaults, and 65% of stalking acts were perpetrated by men.
Patricia Tjaden & Nancy Thoennes, U.S. Dep't of Just., NCJ 183781, Full Report of the Prevalence, Incidence, and Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women: Findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey, at iv (2000), available at http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/pubs-sum/18…