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.

Anin Etnarud
Community Member
3 years ago

you probaly find him in a pedo list by the police office, just show the photo

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Daria B
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3 years ago

"Are you sure you want me in your car"? *reaching out for your (fake) weapon in your pocket or handbag*

Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

The point is - this kind of behavior is not only disgusting and pathetic (since it obviously won't work), but it's also reckless, because the girl is a total stranger too, who might trick you and rob you. So.... Think twice before catcalling, freak!

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SephiRez
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3 years ago

filthy old man..should see himself in the mirror, wrinkly dude...

Sunzilla
Community Member
3 years ago

Gross. Creep.

Ntosh
Community Member
3 years ago

Ow no, now I am getting mad. I really have a problem with these pervs. Such an old man but with dirty minds. I find all the men who catcall me disgusting and offensive I don't know why. I somehow feel like they think I am a loose cheap women who will jump into their stupid cars or melt when they call me these "nice" names. It really is offensive, my husband doesn't understand when I tell him about it. He thinks I am too sensitive, he is like "they will not do anything, just talk to them and walk away". It is not that i feel highly of myself, I just don't like the inappropriate compliments or advances, nor do I need them.

Holden VanderVeer
Community Member
3 years ago

wow now that just going overboard, assholes like these make me embarrassed to be a guy

Monique Hawkins
Community Member
3 years ago

He even has a "rape van". Yikes.

Kiahna
Community Member
3 years ago

Er... call the police! This is harrassment.

John Seldon
Community Member
3 years ago

Damn he looks old enough to be her grandad.

Lori Neal
Community Member
3 years ago

Not a single guy her age and none of them look like they've indulged in soap and water in weeks.

Cameron Stone
Community Member
3 years ago

I also imagine she was quite "selective" in her postings.

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Derpicorn
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3 years ago

Um NO 😟

Eirik Guttulsrud
Community Member
3 years ago

Where on earth does this even happen o.O?

Agnes Jekyll
Community Member
3 years ago

Everywhere

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Gillian Black
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3 years ago

goodness me he is an old man creepy

Jessica McHenry
Community Member
3 years ago

OMG, no, I don't want to get in your car and end up dead in a field.

Deneille Smith
Community Member
3 years ago

Probably married with children....... To Amanda Panda Below... It doesn't matter how long she is, perverts like these cat call at anything they find attractive....which is pretty much anything

Mason Pike
Community Member
3 years ago

No, you probably beat me to it.

Gayle Hellriegel
Community Member
3 years ago

sure psl, if you get out

Tanya Kysel'ova
Community Member
3 years ago

this is too much! and besides, why does he think that HE is sexy to come to his car

Tahir Ahmad
Community Member
3 years ago

Disgusting Guy and a Sick Bastard Too!!

Ann Newton
Community Member
3 years ago

Sure grandpa, you wish. Ha ha would like to see what his wife says when she sees this

Heather Lawless
Community Member
3 years ago

Omg creepy abductor status

Sean Hardin
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3 years ago

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Wellllllllll as ugly as you look, you don't have to worry about a guy abducting you.

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Lyone Fein
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3 years ago

grandpa

Michael John
Community Member
3 years ago

DANGER!

Allana Rose
Community Member
3 years ago

Now this one is creepy!

Rebekah
Community Member
3 years ago

Shame.

Lois McWherter
Community Member
3 years ago

Too bad she isn't able to send a picture to his grandchildren. Dirty OLD man.

Cameron Stone
Community Member
3 years ago

Would being a dirty YOUNG man be better for you?

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Lu
Community Member
3 years ago

Is this New York ? Honestly I’ve never seen this happen where I live (Vancouver), what crass behaviour.

Charlotte Brine
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3 years ago

No it's Amsterdam as it says in the publication

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Lazy Panda
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3 years ago

Absolutely appalling

Krista Leary
Community Member
3 years ago

Nope, not creepy at all....

David Krampus
Community Member
3 years ago

That's a gun worthy situation.

Sean Hardin
Community Member
3 years ago

And every time I see a news story of a White Knight getting KILLED, that is a LAUGH worthy situation, actually laugh and APPLAUD worthy situation!

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PalMan
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3 years ago

on the other hand, 50 sades of Grey comes to mind. If the catcaller is hot-rich-successful then it is OK. It is ,,loosers,, like that, that make your stomach turn, right? On the other hand, if an older lady catcalls me (a guy) it is sweet and heartwarming and I should consider it a compliment. Please ladies, take that stick out of your b-t and enjoy life. Life is short you know.... images-59d...9edf92.jpg images-59d69d39edf92.jpg

Sean Hardin
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3 years ago

What's funny is, the men in this comment section who are White Knighting on this bitch's behalf, if they white knighted for her in real life she would disrespect them for it, and they might even get killed for white knighting on her behalf, as the men's movement grows particularly MGTOW men are loosing tolerance for White Knights, and Men are starting to react violently toward White Knights!

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CHRISTIE WAGNER
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3 years ago

If she doesn't want to be looked at and is so unbalanced and abnormally sensitive about it, then she can wash her face in sulfuric acid LOL. End of problem. But then she'd probably bitch about being stared at.

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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.

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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
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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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