Posts Tagged ‘cat-calling’

But How Do I Know If I’m A Street Harasser?

Whenever the problem of street harassment arises on the Sexist, one complaint will invariably be raised: How are men supposed to know the difference between friendliness and harassment? A recent thread on cat-calling produced this series of questions from commenter kza:
"How else do you get a number of a girl walking past you on the [...]

Cat-Calling, “Bystander Sexism,” and How Sexual Harassment Hurts Men

It's been well-established that experiencing sexual harassment has a negative effect on women. But what about witnessing it?
A new study from University of Connecticut researchers Stephenie Chaudoir and Diane Quinn suggests that simply being a bystander to sexism is enough to inspire women to report higher identification with women as a group, and heightened feelings [...]

Profiles of Street Harassers: The Guy Who Honks

Street harassment in Washington D.C. is both extremely common and readily ignored. Women who speak out about street harassment have been accused of arrogance and ungratefulness. Believe me when I tell you that women who catch street harassment don't have to be hot shit. Most of the time, the only requirement is that they be [...]