I have no clue whether or not this is true (it sounds unlikely, yet that is exactly the reason why it could just very well be real)but according to the Herald Daily, New York women are legally protected from the leering of lustful men.

When a beautiful woman walks by in New York, keep your eyes forward. There is a law that prohibits men from turning around on any street and looking at a woman “in that way.” The first violation will cost you $25; the second will result in having to wear horse blinders for correctional purposes.

Of course, this doesn’t stop men from embarrassing themselves on the Internet.

Addendum: Okay, after reading these, I’m entirely skeptical about the veracity of the article.