There's nothing that makes a woman's skin crawl quite like getting catcalled on the street. 20-year-old Amsterdam-based student Noa Jansma, much like the rest of us, was pretty fed up with it, and decided to do something about it. Throughout the month of September, she took a selfie with every single creep who harassed her and uploaded them on Instagram, captioning each one with the words of her abusers.


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What do the photos say? By juxtaposing the catcallers' callous, unashamed grins with her own exhausted, painfully familiar expression, Jansma shows the world just how frequent, real, and disturbing these experiences are for women everywhere. She also gains power over them, though, by documenting their actions and putting them on display for the whole world to see. Though her own experiment has ended, she has opened the @dearcatcallers Instagram page for submissions in hopes of creating a global dialogue on the collective struggle women face.

From January 1st, 2018, catcalling will be punishable by law in Jansma's native Netherlands, and violators will be subject to fines of up to 190 euros ($220). If her daring project continues to go viral, perhaps more nations will follow suit.

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Amanda Panda 2 weeks ago

This made me throw up a little bit in my mouth. I definitely would NOT have let him put his disgusting paws on me.

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Amanda Panda 2 weeks ago

I'd of let him follow me straight to the police station... or church.

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Amanda Panda 2 weeks ago

Attracted to how long she looks no doubt. Too bad there wasn't a photo of the license plate.

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Judh Palcon Domo 2 weeks ago

See where the man is looking at. -_-

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Amanda Panda 2 weeks ago

Something tells me he's probably a virgin. He wouldn't now what to do with any girl. Perv.

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Lina Sigmond 2 weeks ago

This one is kinda creepy

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Aurelia Grey 2 weeks ago

Oh, be still my heart, looks like the last time he took a shower was 2001.

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Caitlyn McCracken 2 weeks ago

She has RBF, she's not sad. Classic mistake.

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Amanda Panda 2 weeks ago

Sounds like he wanted to eat her, judging by the size of that belly, he probably did! Creep!

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Amanda Panda 2 weeks ago

Proud of their douchery

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