As women, we've all experienced at one point or another an unwanted comment on our body or a rogue wolf whistle while walking down the street. It's often made us think, “how does one curb these unwanted advances, without having to go to the effort of saying anything?”
Whether it be from a male friend, colleague or random in the street, even post the #MeToo movement women still receive unwanted catcalls, inappropriate jokes and comments about their body and sexuality that, quite frankly, cross the line.
But for those of you who would rather not receive unwanted goggling by a human of the straight male variety, you can deploy this fun little technique called ‘walking single face’, and ladies it will change your god damn life.
What is ‘walking single face’ you may ask?
Remember the common term resting bitch face? It’s similar, if not identical in execution, just with a name far less super-charged with judgement.
You see the term ‘resting bitch face’ implies that not smiling at random people you encounter on the street makes you ‘a bitch’, but with ‘walking single face’ it makes you a woman who does not need, nay want, male attention.
So, the next time a man goggles at you on the street, dead-pan him, stare into his eyes with the look of a single woman who, as the old adage goes, don’t need no man.
And P.S gents: getting a horny clap or wolf whistle of approval from you on our way to work does not improve our day, it's gross.
This article originally appeared on Marie Claire.