Gender Focus | I Don’t Like Catcalls. Why Do You Care?

via Gender Focus:

In a piece for the always classy New York Post, Doree Lewak wants all of us to know that “Hey Ladies – Catcalls are Flattering! Deal With It”. But as Natalie DiBlasio of USA Today points out, catcalls can actually be pretty frightening.I’m with DiBlasio on this one. If you’re familiar with my writing you’ll know I talk quite a bit about street harassment, whether in the form of men interrupting me while I read, people assuming I’m pregnant, or boys catcalling me from a school bus. Hollaback! Boston has even published two of my personal accounts of street harassment, and I agree that whenever I’m catcalled, my primary emotion is anxiety.

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