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.

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
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3 years 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
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3 years ago

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

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Amanda Panda
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3 years 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
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3 years ago

See where the man is looking at. -_-

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Lina Sigmond
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3 years ago

This one is kinda creepy

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Amanda Panda
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3 years ago

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

Agnes Jekyll
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3 years ago

or a murderer

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Martin Forbes
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3 years ago

These guys are probably going to go about their day not thinking anything of what effect they had on her. When I was in my mid twenties I used to do this when I was with friends until my sister who's 4 years younger came home crying. It turned out that some guys on her way home from work were wolf whistling and shouting comments out on the street, some were even following her until she went to her friend's house and her friend's dad came out and chased them away. This got me thinking into my behaviour, and I immediately stopped doing this and found new friends to hang out with. Now aged 43, my behaviour in the past still bothers me to this day, hope these guys get their own wake up call really soon.

Agnes Jekyll
Community Member
3 years ago

sometimes we don't see our actions until they are reflected back at us. It takes a strong person to admit what you have here. You're clearly a kind person.

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Rogue Angel
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3 years ago

I know what I would do to him, too... Elbow to the chin, then a knee as he buckles, and a swift kick in the nuts.!

Cameron Stone
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3 years ago

Then you'd be in jail for assault and battery.

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Salomé Ferreira Martins da Silva
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3 years ago

Pathetic losers... I had this exact same problems daily when I was still going to school in Arnhem (NL) with public transport. Now that I have a car I can say I feel liberated!!

Daniel Carvalho
Community Member
3 years ago

You defined these gauys as losers but it is a idea produced by ego... there is no fact or value on ego concluded statements

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Christina Mulkey
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3 years ago

Looks like he’s thinking that body bag would look good on her

Cameron Stone
Community Member
3 years ago

If a man is FOLLOWING you, KEEPING you from leaving, or words become violent minded...THEN it's wrong behavior that deserves legal remedies. If a man is wolf whistling, cat calling, tossing rude comments at you, it's just human beings acting rude or even inappropriately. It's not cause to treat them as if they're some kind of evil, warped creature with rape in is heart.

Cameron Stone
Community Member
3 years ago

If funny. All these men have ACTUALLY done is to cat call, wolf whistle and make crude sexual comments. And most of the women here have accused them of looking like RAPISTS, CHILD MOLESTERS, PERVERTS, PEDOPHILES, MURDERERS. I think the problem is clear. Unattractive males who express themselves sexually...MUST be evil beings deserving of imprisonment, torture and death.

Román Atellus Calidus
Community Member
3 years ago

What kind of sick depraved women are commenting this sections? #LOL

Ellis
Community Member
3 years ago

I know what I would do with him too. And it aint pretty!

Cherie O
Community Member
3 years ago

I know what I would do with you, too slimeball....

d bradley
Community Member
3 years ago

psycho-looking prick

SephiRez
Community Member
3 years ago

looks so virgin lol

Nakedhampster
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like he would lock her in his basement! Creepy

Krista Leary
Community Member
3 years ago

And I know what I'd do with you dude...and it would involve me laughing at you.

Ellis
Community Member
3 years ago

Nah, too kind

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Gillian Black
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3 years ago

and I know what I could do with you but you wont like it

Jessica McHenry
Community Member
3 years ago

Yeah, right. Good luck

Arabela Iggesen Valenzuela
Community Member
3 years ago

His round face kinda made me cringe. So disgusting...

Pamela Grove
Community Member
3 years ago

Now this one looks scary, I could see him abducting someone. He's creepy looking.

Theresa Halyard McMillan
Community Member
3 years ago

he needs a lobotomy NOW! before it's too late

Daniel Carvalho
Community Member
3 years ago

If this guy really were a serial kilelr type this girls wound not consider him as harassing her. This conclusion aboout that guy being som type of maniace is ridiculous. This woomen just has over inflated ego nothing more.

Kathy Wilcox
Community Member
3 years ago

LMAO! Wow, you are stupid. I received catcalls walking down the street when I was TWELVE, as MANY GIRLS (yes, children) do. Yet, it's THEIR ego? You are fucking moron, Daniel Carvalho. Nobody here thinks you have an intelligent opinion--go read a book.

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Kristi Green
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3 years ago

Serial killer. Run!

Pennyworth
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3 years ago

I know what I'd do with him. It includes a broken beer bottle.

Michael John
Community Member
3 years ago

whatever it is, it would NOT be any good.

Rebekah
Community Member
3 years ago

Sick, soulless eyes.

TC
Community Member
3 years ago

He does know what to do ...wrong

Annastasia Allard
Community Member
3 years ago

They sure wouldn't like it if it was their granddaughter or daughter. These old men have no damn business trying to talk to a child. HOW DARE THEM.

Cameron Stone
Community Member
3 years ago

What child was in her posts?

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Stella Rose
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3 years ago

aaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAA

Jeanette Jeffcott
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like a rapist.

Kathryn Myrman
Community Member
3 years ago

He looks sad :\

Ellis
Community Member
3 years ago

He won'tlook sad anymore when I'm done doing what I want to do with him, he'll just look dead

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Aurelia Grey
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3 years ago

Looks like what this perv would do is hack her to death with a knife

clay
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3 years ago

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She'll hit 30, and nobody will give her attention.

Katrina Swaim
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3 years ago

This is not the kind of attention women want.

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Aurelia Grey
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3 years ago

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

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Rebekah
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3 years ago

God, I hate the "smile" comments. F you.

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Amanda Panda
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3 years 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
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3 years ago

Proud of their douchery

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Rebekah
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3 years ago

A bunch of men, at a table together. This just amplifies the scariness to me. Bastards.

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Stella Rose
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3 years ago

what the actual hell

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Agnes Jekyll
Community Member
3 years ago

That whistling is for each other. They know it won't get her attention, but it proves their manhood and humiliates her at the same time. If she ignores it, they get what they want. If she tells them off, it makes them even more proud of themselves. She's documenting it, and if they don't realize what tools they look like, at least everyone who sees them does.

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Rhân
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3 years ago

Somehow I wonder why you'd let someone like this touch you.

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Cathy
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3 years ago

And all the time I was thinking 'well this doesn't happen in Amsterdam... Amsterdam people are polite'. Wrong. 😖

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Jon O.
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3 years ago

What a scumbag..

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Michael Donaruma
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3 years ago

Total homely losers

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LostSoul
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3 years ago

"Hey girl, where are you going?" ~ "Home" ~ "Can we join? Where do you live? Think we can do fun things together"

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Maja Ćavar
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3 years ago

She looks like Catherine Zeta Jones

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Michael Donaruma
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3 years ago

Looks like you interrupted them...glory hole??

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Heather Lawless
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3 years ago

Nice manpurse

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Cat Meow
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3 years ago

Look how proud they look. Disgusting

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Michael John
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3 years ago

"I'm in front of him because my beard is bigger."

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Michael John
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3 years ago

"Look how sexy I am when I wrinkle my Canadian forehead."

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