Human beings notice other people that they find attractive, but only creepers hone in on another person as if they are a juicy steak they hope to devour. That’s kind of the definition of objectification right there.
I like you even more than I did before DJ for speaking to that guy. That is exactly how the culture begins to change — when it’s no longer tolerated by not just the victims of this kind of behavior but by society at large. Many men do believe that women are on earth for their pleasure and enjoyment, that they dress to entertain and arouse them, so they are within their rights to respond that way. “It’s not about youuuuuu” as Dr. Phil used to say. Feeling attractive and sexy to herself is a big part of female sexuality. If they say they can’t help it, then they are lying because a lot of the rest of the world notices hot people and doesn’t act like that.
And yes, the woman staring at you at the gym is gross too…..