As found on The West Australian:

An Israeli tourist tired of wolf whistles from road workers in New Zealand stripped off her clothes in a show of defiance, police say.

The woman was about to use an ATM in the main street of Kerikeri, in the far north of the country, when the men whistled, the New Zealand Press Association reported.

She calmly stripped off, then used the cash machine, before getting dressed and walking away.

The woman told police she did not take too kindly to the whistling from the men repairing the road.

“She said she had thought ‘bugger them, I’ll show them what I’ve got’,” Police Sergeant Peter Masters told NZPA.

“She gave the explanation that she had been … pestered by New Zealand men. She’s not an unattractive looking lady,” Masters said.

“She was taken back to the police station and spoken to and told that was inappropriate in New Zealand.”

Sorry, I might be too European, but why would anybody strip naked if they already felt annoyed by unambigiously sexuality-driven attention?
Also, New Zealand police let her get away with just reprimanding her? That woman provoked an international conflict! The only response in kind would have been to have a hot New Zealand road worker strip naked in a public place in Jerusalem. We wouldn’t want any conspiracy theorist to claim that lady had only received such mild punishment because she was Israeli, would we?

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  • If only more women would respond in this way. Let’s cut to the chase.

  • Tom, you shouldn’t be whistling at attractive women while doing road work. That’s how entire projects in your fine state end up like the Big Dig. That was your fault, wasn’t it?

    Froylein, to answer your question, in my humble opinion – and I’ve never whistled at a woman who wasn’t already familiar with me so I can’t say I speak from deep experience 😉 – the reason she stripped to respond to the annoying cat-calls is vengeance. She’s reminding them that they can whistle but even as they see her naked beauty, their frustrated desire can only grow since they can’t, um, partake of the goods.

    This post is definitely missing an acompanying picture.

  • There are hot New Zealand road workers in Jerusalem!?
    Where!? Where!?

  • Middle, the Big Dig’s cost overruns were so horrendous, we’re really grateful that out-of-staters like you were good enough to bail out the project. Best of luck getting to and from Logan– you’ll still need it!

  • middle, thanks for offering to f. the best explanation of what seemed obviously to me the correct interpretation of those events.

    laws against victimless crimes are basically a way to assert some kind of morally confusing, self-righteous victimology over basic issues of self-control. or a relative lack thereof – at least in the case of people who justify such laws.

    so she upped the ante. good for her. it’s too bad there are women out there who are too mentally weak to understand any other game of sexual pursuit and dominance than the ones all too commonly perpetuated by equally weak-minded men.

  • MUL, it’s too bad there are women out there that are mentally strong enough to choose dignity over showmanship.

    It’s too bad there are women out there that possess a sense of humour.

    It’s too bad there are women out there that can admit to also finding men physically attractive.

    It’s too bad there are women out there that don’t get impressed by incorrect syntax, fully aware the author’s trying to sound more sophisticated than he is.

    It’s too bad there are women out there that know and apply the rules of capitalization in English.

  • Muffti: judging by the photos posted on this site, I would describe you to a potential shidduch as “cute” or “handsome” – but you’re not the physical type who can use the construction-worker-wolf-whistle technique.

  • If Muffti puts on a construction hat, …

    … he’ll committ a fashion crime.

    … he’ll look like philosopher that’s dressed up as Bob the Builder for Halloween.

    … he’ll look like a philosopher that has decided to try a career as a stripper.

  • Muffti:
    Sorry. Guys like us are doomed to non-Neanderthal mall-walking, artsy moving-going, and acting like we are interested in convoluted emotional discussions.

    Get out that credit card…