A young Dutch woman has found an innovative approach to deal with the street harassers. A student named Noa Jansma has been taking selfies and posting them on her Instagram account with every man who catcalls her on the street.
Jansma wrote in an introductory post to the 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.”
“Since many people still don’t know how often and in whatever context ‘catcalling’ happens, I’ll be showing my catcallers within the period of one month.”
In the span of one month, Jansma posted 30 photos of catcallers and has amassed over 45,000 followers.
In the final post of the month, she wrote: “My month of posts has ended, but it doesn’t mean that catcallers are in the past as well. To show that it’s a global phenomenon and that this art-project is not only about me, I’ll pass on the account to different girls around the world.”
She also thanked everyone for all the support and messages. She wrote: “It has made it catcalling is still a common occurrence that many of us dealing with.