Street Harassment

To The Man Who Catcalled Me This Morning

Aimee Meade | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Aimee Meade

I'm guessing if you hadn't safely been locked in your van and instead passed me in the street you probably wouldn't have said a thing. But your catcall was just another reminder that as a woman I could be just one step away from a stranger accosting me in the street, one step away from a sexual assault and, god forbid, a step away from rape and my life being in danger.

Dear Joanna Lumley - Wolf-Whistling Is Absolutely Fabulously Archaic, Darling

Jacqueline Hooton | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jacqueline Hooton

Wolf-whistling is not designed to flatter women, it's about power and control. Fail to respond to a wolf-whistler and most women will recognise what happens next. From cries of Alright love or Give us a smile to Miserable bitch a woman who attempts to ignore unwanted attention is failing to play the game, be grateful and submit to a male's advances. See where this is heading?

Women Reveal The Weirdest Places They've Been Catcalled

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Joanna Lumley may take wolf-whistling as a “compliment” but for a lot of women catcalling is, at best, annoying and at worst, intimidating. In fac...

Showing Me Your Penis In Public Makes You Look Like A Dick

Jo Carrigan | Posted 30.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Carrigan

I saw a penis on the way to work today. That's not a metaphor or a reference to someone I think is a bit of a knob: I literally, unintentionally, saw an erect penis on my way to work. I left my house as normal, trotted down the road towards the bus stop and BAM. PENIS. A stranger shouted at me, whipped out his genitals and started having an enjoyable time, before swiftly tucking it back in and running off. It was as ridiculous and as obscene as it looks written down.

Through the Eyes of Another

Mark Bryce | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Bryce

I'm not suggesting for one minute this type of behaviour is typical of all men, it's not, but we must surely accept some collective responsibility for dealing with it. To call it out for what it is. To lead by example and to teach our children that equality isn't just about equal pay and opportunities, fundamentally it's about respect.

Jeremy Corbyn and the Women-Only Carriages Paradox

Ending Victimisation and Blame | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK Politics
Ending Victimisation and Blame

Women, who may be working, reading, sleeping or just not interested, are forced to negotiate their space knowing that the man sitting beside them might be the one who calls them a frigid bitch if they don't want to chat. Or, the one who punches her in the face.

Is 'Tat-Calling' Street Harassment or Tattoo Appreciation?

Rosy Cherrington | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK Style
Rosy Cherrington

"But what do they mean?" is the most common question I get from men, which is an entirely weird thing to have to explain on a packed commuter train, and is usually followed by the man is question having the immediate and unexplained desire to show me all of his tattoos (including a faded Bart Simpson from '94).

Comedian Turns The Tables To See How Guys React To Street Harassment

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Comedy

We're guessing any men watching this either commit drive-by harassment themselves, or didn't know it happened. In a pretty hilarious social experim...

Street Harassment: Would You Talk Like That to Your Mother?

Xavier Toby | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Xavier Toby

Mothers, daughters, women, they're not objects for your sexual gratification but people and anyone who doesn't treat them as such, well you're the ones who don't deserve any respect. I just don't know what goes through the minds of these men. Who thinks this is okay, then kisses their wife and daughter goodnight, and doesn't see the problem?

Street Harassment Isn't Just About Sexism, It's Also an Issue of Racism

Zahra Wynne | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Zahra Wynne

Street harassment: a frequent occurrence for many people, yet always it's always as just as nasty as the last time. Many women experience street harassment on a regular basis, and more and more discussions regarding it are debunking the tired excuse that catcalling is a 'compliment'.

Man Stabbed For Defending Girlfriend Against Cat Caller Hopes His Story Will Help End Street Harassment

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A man who was almost killed for defending his girlfriend against a cat caller hopes that his case will highlight the horrors of street harassment and ...

Women Share Photos Of What They Wore When They Got Catcalled

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When a woman is catcalled, 99.9% of the time people want to know what she was wearing. As if wearing a short skirt or a skimpy top on the street means...

What Happens When You Film A Catcalling Video In New Zealand

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When 24-year-old Shoshana Roberts walked the streets of New York with a hidden camera, she was catcalled no fewer than 108 times. But what would h...

Talking Honestly and Openly About Catcalling Has Unmasked an Ugly Misogyny

Ellen Stewart | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ellen Stewart

Girls, we're the problem. If we don't want our appearances commented on each and every day, if we take issues with our crotches being stared at by strangers on the train, if we find ourselves ashamed and embarrassed by a hail of catcalls then we shouldn't be outside at all.

Street Harassment: London vs. Paris

Indigo Ellis | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Indigo Ellis

The number of occurrences may vary, as may the means men go about it, but the overall effect is the same. I am left intimidated, pressured and insulted, more times than not the opposite of what the perpetrators are trying to achieve.

This Man Tried - And Failed - To Defend Catcalling Live On CNN

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Unless you were living under a rock last week, you'll have no doubt seen the catcalling video that went viral. If not, let us catch you up. Actress...

Women's Fear Goes Viral

Joana Alfaiate | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK
Joana Alfaiate

What can we do to make women feel safer? The UK, home to one of the greatest feminist movements of the 20th century, needs to act now, and set an example to the rest of the world. Rather than focusing on what T-shirt the Prime Minister is wearing, let's start with actually tackling the sexism that inspires violence. That battle is far from won.

Rape Threats and Parody Videos: Men's Reactions to Catcalling Video Show Misogyny at Its Worst

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

For those of you who think I've lost my sense of humour or am being a hysterical, angry feminist, know that sexual harassment is no laughing matter. The reality is that every single woman has been sexually harassed at some point in her lifetime - and that includes you mothers, sisters, daughters and friends.

Take Back the Streets: Shut Down the Harassers

Sheila Hageman | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sheila Hageman

Instead of being quiet and saying nothing in return, which was how I handled the situations out of fear, women should tell the harassers that what they're doing is wrong. Maybe if these men hear it enough times, they'll get the hint; things will begin to change. And young women won't grow up with a twisted sense of where their value lies.

Woman Secretly Films Herself Being Catcalled By Men, She's Now Getting Rape Threats

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

An actress has worn a hidden camera to show how often women get catcalled on the street by men. For 10 hours, Shoshana Roberts walked around New Yo...

Women, Cycling and Fashion: The Rise of House of Astbury

Clara Cullen | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clara Cullen

It had something to do with the right people at the right time. In a house in South-East London, by the way of a perfect storm of creativity and righteousness, House of Astbury was born. A clothing company that creates women's reflective cycling wear, House of Astbury makes clothing that is both fashionable and subversive.

Women, Cycling and Fashion: The Rise of House of Astbury

Clara Cullen | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clara Cullen

It had something to do with the right people at the right time. In a house in South-East London, by the way of a perfect storm of creativity and righteousness, House of Astbury was born. A clothing company that creates women's reflective cycling wear, House of Astbury makes clothing that is both fashionable and subversive.

Nu-Wave Terrorism

Robyn Harris | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK
Robyn Harris

A woman's liberty is literally being attacked and disembowelled, and some aren't even doing their part to accept it; let alone inducing themselves to change it. And what does that reveal about how much we really regard a woman's place in society?

Pushing for Equality: Making FemNomination a Viral Phenomenon

Sarah Grand-Clement | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sarah Grand-Clement

There is no doubt that many people living in our current society have, at one point or another, been or felt harassment, whether it is sexually, verbally, physically or otherwise. While the law has changed in this respect, and offers more protection to the individual than several decades ago, mentalities and social attitudes have been slower at registering this change...

Calling Out Catcalling

Emma J Brooke | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma J Brooke

No, there's only one real reason why certain men catcall. To make women feel like crap. To remind us that they're big and we're small. To reinforce the idea that we're there to be looked up and down and not much else. To make us feel like we only exist to gratify them. To make us feel worthless, degraded and stupid. And it has to stop.