Why do men honk their horns at women?
Because they can’t drive.
What? That’s not what she means?
As any woman who has been catcalled in the street knows only too well, it can be irritating and sometimes intimidating.
And now, one Reddit user has decided to call out all men for the act of beeping their car horns at ladies for no apparent reason and demanded an explanation.
Asked to share ‘what they hoped to achieve’ with the irritating action, male users were only too happy to share their reasons for their behaviour.
during a boring shift at work.
Honking a car horn at an attractive woman appeared to be the best way embarrass the people in the car with them, but that wasn’t everyone’s answer.
Most men explained that they did it for ‘laughs’ and amusement – and plenty attributed the act to their fellow passengers.
‘It’s the mess with the people inside the car,’ said one, whilst another said they do it to get ‘a bunch of laughs from the guys they’re driving with.’
Another man said he did it to make a girl feel better about herself, and another admitted he honks to let a girl know that she is out of his league. One user revealed it’s a way for men to tell a woman she’s attractive, without having to be brave or smooth doing it in person.
One man explained that it’s his and his friends’ way of getting a rush of talking to a woman… without actually talking to a woman.
For the record, I have never, ever, beeped at a girl as a way of catcalling.
I did, however, patent a move that I only did once, and I did it for comedic reasons.
Hippie was in the car with me.
A nice looking girl crossed in the crosswalk in front of my car and she sort of turned and looked while she was crossing.
Our eyes met, she kept looking as she crossed, and I reached up to the windshield wiper lever and without breaking my gaze I gave a few bursts of rhythmic fluid.
She was disgusted, and Hippie was cracking up. I achieved my goal… getting a laugh.
Sorry ladies. (I only did it once!)