The young woman getting all this unwanted attention is Noa Jansma, from the Netherlands. And boy does she ever get a ton of attention. Unfortunately, it is not the kind you would want.
As if guys think catcalling a lady by names such as baby, honey, sweetie would turn her on and garner a positive response.
Apparently, there are enough stupid men in the world that still believe this is how you catch a woman’s attention.
Here’s a group asking for her number. That sounds really romantic I suppose to some cave dwellers.
Here’s one where the guy follows her for 10 minutes straight. Talk about creepy. He was heard saying “sexy girl where you goin’?? Can I come with you?”…
And here is one that looks like someone’s grandfather wanting a kiss from Jansma. I don’t know about you, but there seems to be some tooth decay going on in there.
Ewww. The man draping his hand over her shoulder and standing way too close for comfort. And what is he, like 4′ 3″ tall?
At least this next one called her a sweet girl. But for her, it’s the same old nonsense from men.
Oh, will the catcalling ever stop?
And here’s one ‘dirty grandpa’ that is trying to tempt Jansma to get into his ‘love’ van. I mean seriously what sane guy would think these attempts will flatter a girl into submission?
Jansma, who is 20, made a powerful statement about sexual objectification. The experiment lasted a month on Instagram.
Every time she gets harassed, she would ask the offender if she could take a selfie with them. She then took those pictures and posted them on her @dearcatcallers account.
“By making the selfie, both the objectifier and the object are assembled in one composition. Myself, as the object, standing in front of the catcallers represents the reversed power ratio which is caused by this project.”
She’s posted a total of 24 selfies with the words the men used to catcall her with. So basically she had only six days of not being harassed in the entire month-long experiment.
It’s unbelievable that the men didn’t realize the selfies were not a compliment, but actually, a way Jansma was fighting back at the harassment.
In just over a month, she’s gained more than 90,000 followers. Most are women who actively support her project.
Jansma says that the sexual objectification seems to be a global issue for women.
“It has made it clear that catcalling is still a common occurrence that many of us are dealing with.”
Even though the experiment has ended, she plans to keep her account open for future discussion.