CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield was joined by comedian Amanda Seales and writer Steven Santagati to respond to last week’s viral cat catcalling video. Santagati, author of The Manual: A True Bad Boy Explains How Men Think, Date, and Mate, is a self-proclaimed expert on the psychology of catcalling, so he offers gems like this:

“I can’t get into a woman’s head … but I’m a guy and I know why these guys do this [...] There is nothing more that a woman loves to hear than how pretty she is.”

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And Seales and Whitfield respond like this:

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It’s the usual from a guy who does not understand that casually objectifying women on a daily basis creates a sexualized environment that we in the biz call rape culture. He even suggests that if a woman feels uncomfortable, “...she should turn around and tell them to shut up; stand up for yourself!” Spoken like someone who has never felt unsafe in his life (Seales enlightens him about … violence). Getting men to understand what it really feels like to be catcalled would start to make public spaces safer for all genders, sexualities, races, and ages.

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Can someone please make Amanda Seales’ perfect faces into emojis?

Watch the full interview below: 

 

Images and videos via CNN

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