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One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts has stood by his comments that some “girls” enjoy being cat-called, and has demanded that these ‘so-called experts’ show him empirical evidence that says otherwise.
Roberts is yet to be convinced that women don’t like being wolf-whistled at by tradesmen or hungover blokes in commodores, further more he says some even enjoy being told to show their tits.
The 61-year-old, who received 77 votes in the last Federal election, has asked chief scientist Dr Alan Finkel to spell out his logic in asserting that human-induced catcalls are offensive to women.
The Queensland MP made the unfounded statement while speaking to ABC’s Radio National Drive host Patricia Karvelas about possible changes to the Racial Discrimination Act.
When Karvelas asked Roberts whether he thought verbal sexual harassment should be legal, the 61-year-old queried whether wolf-whistling was universally offensive.
“Is a wolf-whistle harassment? It depends upon the person. Some girls think that that is wonderful, they, you know, they smile,” he said.
“Some women even show their tits to blokes who yell ‘shuzya tits’ – at events like the Gold Coast Indy or Supernats”
“Some even enjoy being told to show their snatch”