Aye Shorty!: How to Respond to Street Holler

December 15, 2010  |  

An ordinary city block can sometimes become an annoying or even terrifying gauntlet of cat calls,  desperate staring and unwanted advances.  It’s nice to know that someone finds you attractive, but some men don’t seem to know how to do that in a calm, respectful manner.

We’ve all experienced funny and not-so funny moments when confronted with street holler. One very important thing about responding to this situation is to always keep your safety in mind first. This might mean not saying “F#$k off!” like you would prefer to do, so as not to escalate an already uncomfortable encounter.

Here are a few common types of street holler and what you can do to avoid making the situation worse.

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