Cosmopolitan's Catcalling Exposé Is Not As Great As You Think

29 July 2015, 10:39 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

Dumb video
Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

Sorry to burst your bubble but this is so lame.

Chances are, if you're a woman at any age, being catcalled is not something you've experienced just once or twice. It's something you've experienced on a regular basis since puberty.

Cosmopolitan has joined the ranks of misguided women's magazines who are trying to tackle "real life situations" (read: zzZZzzz) in the form of video exposé's. This is cute, but Cosmopolitan's message is ham-fisted and breezes effortlessly past the point of catcalling, which is that it's bad whether or not your boyfriend gets to offer commentary on it or not. 

"I'm not happy with this. I gotta be honest. I'm not happy." Chilling investigative journalism there by Cosmopolitan.

Sharing this video around doesn't mean that you "get it", it just means that you've successfully understood a basic principal of decency now that it has been presented from a male perspective of ownership. 

Here's an idea: pretend for a second that it doesn't matter if a woman has a boyfriend watching from a weird studio. Catcalling is bad.