People are tying themselves in predictable knots over this video of a young woman with tight-fitting clothes walking around in the Harlem section of Manhattan. On the one hand, the comments directed at her do not seem particularly threatening. On the other, what are the rules these days? It used to be customary for men to tip their hats to high-status women. I guess now it would be called eye-rape. Female freedom to sleep with men who make terrible husbands and fathers means the old customs are obliterated. And who do liberals think they are tut-tutting here? The prize in the sexual marketplace goes to the most aggressive men and the most erotic women. What this is really about is women offended at attention from men they regard as beneath their pay grade.
Catcalling didn't seem to bother Ninalee Craig, the subject from that famous Ruth Orkin photograph.
Samantha Geimer was drugged and sodomized by hotshot movie director Roman Polanski when she was thirteen. She says she wasn't raped. She married, had kids and seems to be living a perfectly normal, even successful life. So if a famous movie director drugs and sodomizes you when you're still wondering if you want to be a ballet dancer or princess bride when you grow up, the psychological fallout seems pretty limited.
Also from that link, Gennifer Flowers was sexually harassed by her boss; she's still in love with him. And if you're interested, Sinead O'Connor will let you violate her in several different ways.
There are some other variables here which the mainstream studiously avoids. The Florentines in that Ruth Orkin photo stay away from the woman's personal space. The stereotypical urban hardhats (working class whites) keep to their worksites. What's noticeably different is the stalking behavior by men of a certain complexion who clearly have nothing better to do.
The Narrative, which places the blame for all this on white, male,