Like other Latin American societies, Argentina has strong machista (male chauvinist) elements. Though nearly everybody visits and leaves without experiencing any unpleasantness, women are certainly not exempt from harassment and, rarely, violence. The most common form of harassment is the piropo, a sexist remark that can range from clever and humorous to crude and insulting.
If you do receive unwanted attention, the best strategy is to ignore it, and the odds are that the problem will just go away. If not, the next best option is to return to your hotel, enter a restaurant, or find some other public place where harassment will be more conspicuous and you’re likely to find support. Some women have suggested wearing a bogus wedding ring, but truly persistent suitors might see this simply as a challenge.
© Wayne Bernhardson from Moon Argentina, 3rd edition