A question was posed by an avid reader (who seems set on breaking the Guniess World record for comments made on one blog) as follows:
Why do blokes honk and yell at women out of their car windows? What do they hope to achieve?
To answer this question we need to look at the way the animal kingdom and how the male speices gains the attention of the female species.
In choosing a mate in the animal kingdom the male species needs to "perform" to gain the approval and attention of the female species.
Performance can vary from head-butting, to honking, to chest beating, to biting and all other fun stuff that can be dangerous and deadly. And in the mean time as this festivity goes on the female just sits and watches as the male race fight over her.
Men, unfortunately, think that this spills over into the human species.
Those who believe we have evolved over 4.5 billions years think that by gaining the attention of the female species they need to use whatever means is necessary at gaining their attention. This could involve a variety of techniques such as head-butting, honking, chest-beating, biting and a variety of other dangerous things such as screaming out of their car and concentrating on women outside and having their car veer onto the opposite side of the road on incoming traffic.
Real men, don't honk.
I don't think real women do either... although I've noticed that women are beginning to take up this attention seeking device too. Take yesterday for instance: there I was innocently walking on the footpath and from nowhere a car full blondes roars past tooting me while they hung out their car window.
Do I know them? I thought, Hope not!
So, yes, honking by the blokes stems from what they've picked up watching Discovery channel.
As for why women honk... I'd have to say it would be for the same reason, BUT... I'm not a woman.
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