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- That's what they get for taking care of their appearance. …
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Nah man. Those are things that aren't brought about by other people.
All of those things are different from what a catcall is like. You described things like:
Physical feature :: physics on why it's a negative. And also that Smart people feel others are dumb around them.
Being harassed by OTHER people because you're good looking is absolutely not the same. And pretty demeaning. Why not condemn it?
Haha guys let's not change anything ever!
Mostly because people are over-sensitive as to what qualifies as harassment. I'm sure many times in your life you were aggravated by people who said something you took as harsh, insensitive, or just ignorant, but they surely meant no harm by or even said it as a positive thing.
As far as I see it, it's absolutely not demeaning at all when people notice or compliment on your physical appearance, especially when most people work very hard TO look good. It's difficult that you just happen to be a 10/10.
And there's a big damn difference between a compliment and a catcall.
Catcalling is essentially saying "Hey, you should be doing my homework" to a smart person. It's annoying, but unless they're being creepy or stalkerish, there's no reason to blow it up as if it's a legitimate issue.
The only reason people interpret it AS a big issue is because of cultural reasons, being seen as an object of sexual attraction is worse than being seen as an object of nerdiness, when realistically, there's not much difference between them.
But it's not. One of them happens all the time and the other is something you're bringing up literally just to make catcalling seem worthless to want to get rid of.
Having people yell at you across the street is fucking obnoxious and honestly pretty scary. I'm a dude and when I'm walking around and occasionally there's like a car of dudes who just have their windows down and holler random shit to people sometimes that shit startles the fuck out of me every time it happens. Imagine being weaker than me.
It's not because of cultural issues. It's because people don't like feeling scared/uncomfortable. There is a difference in a thing people deal with all the time and your made up scenario.
I don't know why you keep bringing up all of these things that are completely irrelevant to cat calling and how obnoxious it is. For situations you're making up they aren't even on the same level as this one.
Happens all the time if you hang out in a fucking ghetto, maybe.
In all of my life I have never seen catcalling happen once.
In asking my friends and wife, they've never seen it happen.
All female friends report it happening either once or twice in their life or not at all.
Even on Funnyjunk, when I asked, a handful of users, including female ones, reported never having experienced to experiencing it a few times in their life, with only one person saying it happens infrequently, but on a regular basis.
They're not on the same 'level' because you don't want them to be. That's it. I've given examples, equated them, and explained their similarities, not necessarily in substance, but in how people view them. I.E: I don't give a shit about the reasoning behind said issue, "Physics vs. Society", being attractive enough to be catcalled regularly is indeed very little different than being tall and hitting your head everywhere you go or being strong and having people ask you for help with heavy shit. WHY it happens isn't the issue, it's the fact that these are generally POSITIVE qualities, dominantly positive, with a few minor setbacks because of them.
There is next to no scenario beyond the very abstract of very unlikely where it is WORSE to be smart than stupid, or worse to be strong than weak, or worse to be pretty than ugly, so when you ARE smart, or strong, or pretty, and complain about draw-backs DUE to these things, people are gonna look at you like you have a stick up your ass because most people heavily DESIRE these qualities. It's not a hard concept to grasp.
I'm not saying "hurrhurr they deserve it they're pussies just suck it up", I'm just saying it happens and you should appreciate the major boon you have rather than be a negative fuck and look at every reason why it sucks, because those types of people tend to be awful to hang around with.
Downtown Austin. Downtown NY. Most suburbs on weekends near colleges/any bar. Do you walk around downtowns a lot? Catcalls happen where lots of people are.
Sure your evidence is anecdotal, when compared to mine where I've seen it happen at least twice a week for the past month and a half and most of my lady friends have had it happen WHILE I'm with them but I don't really care, anecdotes are anecdotes. Come on though. FJ is absolutely not a good resource for that kind of survey. This is a moderately underground meme website. The kinds of people that browse here are not the kinds of people who walk around downtowns every day shopping, eating out, or just hanging out downtown and you know it.
The objective difference between the situations you've described HOWEVER and what I've been trying to say. Are that those negatives come with the positive and literally cannot be changed. You can't make every building taller etc or everyone smarter. You know that. But you absolutely can try to change catcalling. Being taller than things is the negative of being tall. Being smarter than others is the negative of being smart. Being prettier than others is not the negative of being pretty
Being hollered at for being pretty should be discouraged.
"They're not on the same 'level' because you don't want them to be. That's it." No. I gave you a reason. Cat calling comes from OTHER people. You haven't been equating them though. People don't view cat calling the same as bumping their head because at the end of the day you can stop yourself from bumping your head but you can't control other people randomly.
The only argument for not agreeing with being anti-catcalling is either, you like cat calling, or you just don't care and are neutral. Why would you want to stand up for catcalling?
I LIVE in Downtown and have ever seen it happen, though I hail from Canada and am only currently visiting America, so perhaps that has something to do with it.
What you say about Funnyjunk is true, we all have the downs...
You're right, it should be, but I just don't see it, that's the issue. Often when people do not pay attention to a type of social problem, it's not about dismissiveness or a lack of compassion, it's just because they don't see it anywhere near as often as others.
Just because something is, indeed, a social issue doesn't necessarily mean it's different from an objective or physical issue. There will ALWAYS be social issues, once one goes down another will just pop up; the same reason that there will always be murderers or rapists.
I'm not standing up for catcalling, I'm standing up for not thinking "You're pretty today" is harassment.
There's probably a different culture in Canada regarding catcalling.
Saying there will always be issues so why bother at all is so ridiculous. Saying there will always be murderers or rapists, while almost absolutely true, doesn't mean you shouldn't discourage people from raping or murdering.
Hollering you're pretty today from across the street, which is catcalling, is different than people going up to you starting conversation and saying you're pretty today. Don't yell at people randomly. That's what people want.
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