Chutzpah for Chutzpah?

From the West Australian:

An Israeli tourist tired of wolf whistles from road workers in New Zealand stripped off her clothes in a show of defiance, police say.

The woman was about to use an ATM in the main street of Kerikeri, in the far north of the country, when the men whistled, the New Zealand Press Association reported.

She calmly stripped off, then used the cash machine, before getting dressed and walking away.

The woman told police she did not take too kindly to the whistling from the men repairing the road.

“She said she had thought ‘bugger them, I’ll show them what I’ve got’,” Police Sergeant Peter Masters told NZPA.

“She gave the explanation that she had been … pestered by New Zealand men. She’s not an unattractive looking lady,” Masters said. “She was taken back to the police station and spoken to and told that was inappropriate in New Zealand.”

Would this be appropriate in Israel, then? What do the locals do if someone grabasses them on Beb Yehuda – perform a pole dance routine?

Not sure how I feel about this meshuggeneh woman. I’m all for giving the finger – or picking one’s nose – in response to catcalls and wolfwhistles, but isn’t giving stupid horny men what they actually wanted (and never dreamed they were gonna get) only going to encourage them?

One thought on “Chutzpah for Chutzpah?

  1. The only time I ever found it appropriate to strip I was a much younger woman. One Sunday morning the Jehovah’s Witnesses came knocking on my door for the last time. They were a family all dressed up in their Sunday best so the parents could show the children how to save the heathen properly. I saw them coming. Again. After having been asked to leave me alone numerous times. I opened the door before they could knock and stood there in glaring stark nakedness and told them I was a witch. It worked for me. They never returned.

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