Some of you might think i am totally insane because i am writing a letter to an unnamed entity that i hope i will never meet again .And this is a good thing as I hope that i never have to walk past a gathering of men sipping on homemade beer and whistling at every girl that passes through their line of sight.
Initially today I had planned on writing about shoes but a detour happened along the way to shoesville and so here I am.
This morning on my way to Mai Trevor’s Musika ( tuck shop) to buy 2pops for my little sister I walked past a group of bearded men chatting furiously and exchanging a bottle of homemade beer calling out and whistling to women passerby’s. As I walked past mind you i was wearing loosely hanging pants they all stared at me with their vision obscured eyes . I pretended to not notice them until one of them shouted ” Chimhamha muripo. Makatakura kumashure uko . Maihwe !”. This maybe translated to ” You are beautiful and your butt is big.Wow “. However for the sake of this blog I will not mention all the remarks i received .
At that moment in time i felt humiliated and I almost turned back to lash out at the bearded men that i had called neighbor for several years . I kept on walking even though i was seething with anger ,who can blame me? for being angry at men that have nothing to do with their lives but whistle at young women passing by . I can only wonder how it is normal for a man to comment on your ‘booty’ that is seemingly big in public and not be ashamed .
I am extremely proud of myself that I did not respond but as I write this i am seething with anger to every guy that has asked to grab my butt and more importantly to the one that offered me 50c to grab my butt. I think we can agree as girls/women that we are not defined by our physical features and it needs to stop.
My line of thoughts maybe wrong but i do not think women enjoy being whistled at and being called ‘ chimhamha’ .I for one totally loathe being whistled at .