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Catcalls

When Did 'Hello' Become Harassment?

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.16.2015 | Style
Maria Rodale

Help me understand this. If a man--a stranger--says, "How are you this morning?" or "Have a nice evening" to a woman--a stranger--on the street, we're to interpret this as sexual harassment? What if he says, "God bless you--have a good day, alright?" Still harassment?

Let's Not Forget The Point Of The Catcalling Video

Yirssi Bergman | Posted 01.06.2015 | Women
Yirssi Bergman

So no, #NotAllMen cat call, and definitely not only Hispanic and black men, but #YesAllWomen deserve to walk down the street in peace, and this is a point that we need not forget.

Why We Don't Need A Law Against Catcalling

The Intercept | Posted 11.03.2014 | Women

In my fifteen years in New York City, I have lived on the Upper West and Upper East Sides; on Roosevelt Island and throughout South Brooklyn. I have w...

Why Women Should Refuse to Stay Silent When It Comes to Catcallers

Unwritten | Posted 12.27.2014 | College
Unwritten

By not shouting back, laughing at their pathetic attempts at demoralizing us, and standing our ground, we are letting men continue to believe it is okay to treat us this way.

This Lesbian Breaks Downs Exactly Why Catcalling Sucks So Much

Jenny Block | Posted 10.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Jenny Block

It's hard enough carving out a space for ourselves in a world that constantly marginalizes us and our very existence. And having strange men assume that we want to hear what they think of us when there are very few things we want less in the world just adds to the burden.

No Dudes, Catcalling Isn't Flattering

Stefanie Williams | Posted 10.20.2014 | Women
Stefanie Williams

Catcalling isn't about flattery, the men aren't doing it to make you feel beautiful or special. They're doing it because of a sense of entitlement. Because to them, every woman is fair game regardless of what time of day it is or where you are or what the woman is doing.

Why These Women Won't Smile For Strangers On The Street

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.04.2014 | Women

Spend enough time walking down the street alone as a woman, and someone will probably tell you to smile. But knowing how to respond to such a frus...

Social Media Backlash: How I Went From Beautiful to Being a Stuck Up B*tch In Less Than 12 Hours

Natalie E. Illum | Posted 07.15.2014 | Women
Natalie E. Illum

I know I am not alone. Misogyny, harassment and verbal abuse toward women goes beyond what's trending in social media.

Blurred Lines and the Art of Catcalling

Lauren Cahn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Lauren Cahn

Schiro began talking to women about catcalling. Wanting to bring the words alive visually, she began to collect photographs of the women, along with the catcalls that haunted them. Her collection began to take shape.

Sexual Violence Prevention: It's Time to Go Big

Anna Kegler | Posted 02.11.2013 | Impact
Anna Kegler

As a culture, we understand that sexual violence is wrong. We just don't like to think of it as a mainstream problem. Unfortunately, it is a mainstream problem, and we need to refocus the public conversation to begin to change that.

Responding to Catcalls

Erika L. Sánchez | Posted 10.09.2012 | Latino Voices
Erika L. Sánchez

It's not that I don't ever want anyone to look at me. I subtly admire people's aesthetic qualities on a daily basis, but I don't think it's unreasonable to ask not to be whistled at like some sort of farm animal or have my body parts discussed obscenely.

Construction Sign Tells Women It's Their Fault Workers Whistle At Them

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 06.18.2012 | Women

A construction sign at MarketFair Mall in Princeton, N.J., is "apologizing" for the catcalls its workers have made at women. The sign, located outs...