Oz city of Cairns soon turning into the ogling capital of the world!July 1st, 2008 - 7:02 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 1 (ANI): Men ogling at scantily dressed girls in Cairns CBD have faced serious blasting from young women who say that they find it disgusting to see these men gawking when they walk along the streets or sunbathe at the Lagoon.
The females have also accused the construction workers of sexual harassment because they wolf whistle when the girls pass-by.
Karissa Harris, a Cairns hospitality worker said that she is so sick of “yobbos” ruining her day that she texted The Cairns Post to say: “Ive had enough”.
This 24-year-old girl said it seemed that some men felt they had a right to stare and comment on what they thought of her body.
“You cant even walk down the street without some yobbo sleazy bastard whos usually three times my age saying something derogatory,” The Cairns Post quoted her, as saying.
She added: “Its not as if Im dressed provocatively. I usually look like crap after working all day and Im just walking to my car. Ill get things like, You havent got a bad set on ya, love and, Wouldnt mind a bit of that. Well, excuse me, my boobs may have a bit of bounce but I shouldnt have to strap them down should I?”
While speaking to The Cairns Post, many women said that they got “creeped out” by the number of fully clothed men who sat and stared while they bathed in the sun.
However, German visitor Sara Weisgerber said that the problem is not just limited to Australia, as this seems like an international issue, with German men being just as bad as the locals.
On the other hand, a carpenter at Cairns, who did not want to be named, confessed that he did not hesitate to have a look” if a pretty girl walked past his construction site, but never went beyond that.
He pointed out that some of his co-workers wolf whistled or called out at the girls but only if they were scantily dressed.
“If the girls didnt want us to look at them they would probably put more clothes on,” he said.
Two men Dave and Aaron, who did not want their last names used, indicated that according to them men seemed to be getting less subtle when they perved.
“Its generally the older guys. Younger guys are a bit more discreet. But girls arent shy any more about telling them off. Theyll say: Ease up grandad, youll have a heart attack or Youre old enough to be my father,” said Dave.
However, Harris said that she and her girlfriends think that the harassment was getting worse.
“Do these guys honestly think their remarks make our day? Its disgusting, she said. (ANI)
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