Please Shut Your Beautiful Mouth About Double Standards in Catcalling, Henry Cavill

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In an interview with The Sunday Times, actor, professional handsome person and Superman star Henry Cavill did something very unfortunate: He used his public platform to express his bad opinions about catcalling.

“I do think there’s a bit of a double standard, you know,” Cavill said in reference to catcalling. “I mean, if a girl shouts something like ‘Oi, love, fancy a shag?’ to me as I walk past I do sometimes wonder how she’d feel if a builder said that to her. Although, of course, I wouldn’t feel physically threatened, as she might.”

While catcalling is certainly impolite, it isn’t reverse sexism, because that doesn’t exist. We’ll stop objectifying men when the pay gap is closed, there’s a female president, and they stop dressing Wonder Woman in a bathing suit. Your move, Superman.