Even after a plethora of blogs, studies that show women do not actually enjoy being catcalled and general Internet outrage, some people are still confused about whether catcalling is a compliment. Jessica Williams cleared all that confusion up on the Sept. 2 episode of "The Daily Show."
On Tuesday night, "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart and correspondent Jessica Williams hilariously shut down a Fox News commentator who said he liked to catcall women on the street by applauding them as they walk by.
Williams brilliantly reminds the dude that a woman smiling at a man who applauds her on the street does not mean she is happy with him. As she says, it means, "the woman is trying her best to end this interaction because if she doesn't smile, he might tell her to smile. If she tells you to leave her alone, you'll probably call her a b*tch."
Almost 99 percent of women report experiencing some form of street harassment in their lifetime -- and that includes creepy applauds during your walk to work. Clapping, whistling, groping, telling a woman to "smile" all fall under the category of harassment not compliment. Big difference.
Williams ended the segment perfectly when she said, "[A woman's] walk to work is not there for him to comment on. It's not a red carpet, it's not a fashion week runway -- it's a sidewalk."
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