When I was much younger I used to be “hot” sexually speaking, tall, long hair, pretty face, thin. I know that now, I didn’t know it then. I am now too old to be “hot”. Which, as a natural product of time, is fine with me.
But, as a “hot”, but naïve young woman, people, men, used to yell at me on the street. From “Hey baby!” to “Wanna fuck?”
I learned, quite quickly, to completely ignore these assaults (And I do mean assaults), pretending to be oblivious.
Once, a friend of mine, a gay man who lived in the same apartment complex as me, and also worked with me, yelled at me on the street. And I, not knowing that this was someone I knew who was being playful, ignored him.
When he caught up with me, he asked me why I was so “stuck up”.
Did he not understand that being yelled at on the street does not feel like a compliment? You would think he would have known better.
This was in the early 80s, does that make a difference?