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.

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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.

Brinna Rhys Bell
Community Member
3 years ago

"Let" is a pretty bold statement. Do you think they ask first? Are we not intimidated and freaked out, afraid that if they already touch us they might punch us or worse if we tell them to fuck off? YES WE ARE! Documenting this crap the way this young woman does is a good thing. I hope some of these pervs are seen by their mothers, sisters and female friends online and hopefully get yelled at for this cr*p.

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Krista Leary
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3 years ago

Ewww! those fingernails!

Steve Bowman
Community Member
3 years ago

Strangely this happens to me in Germany. (I'm a 47-year-old ugly male.)

Jacqueline R.
Community Member
3 years ago

I seriously doubt you get the number of catcalls this young woman does..

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Heather Lawless
Community Member
3 years ago

She probably didnt ask them to get close but they violated her space anyway like they violated her right to walk in peace

Thurgood Coquenbulz
Community Member
3 years ago

Please show me where a right to walk in peace, in public, is written. In any country.

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Lola Run
Community Member
3 years ago

Why would you give him the right to touch you ? I really don't understand this "experiment"

Lori Ierardi
Community Member
3 years ago

I am so disturbed that he is touching you. It makes my skin crawl. Guys have always thought that it is okay to touch my hair and act offended when I tell them not to. Be careful around these predators.

Thurgood Coquenbulz
Community Member
3 years ago

If they are posing for a photo I am sure he was invited. You must just hate men.

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ugaas wiilhoog
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3 years ago

Nog een keer = another one

Tracey Martens
Community Member
3 years ago

Thanks.

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Mike Hansen
Community Member
3 years ago

Definitely a perv!!!!!! Women are to be cherished and admired, not hassled and degraded!!!!!

Mer
Community Member
3 years ago

That looks more like assault to me. If nothing else, I hope she disinfected herself and her clothing after that. Too bad she couldn't send him the bill.

Beverly Dawson
Community Member
3 years ago

I hope that gash by his eyebrow is from a previous woman he decided to catcall like the single and ignorant fool he is. How many happy couples "how we met" stories ever sound anything like this, "well, I saw her and I immediately decided to whistle and shout obscene and idiotic statements regarding my interest in her. Then, she stopped and smiled gave me her number. Now, we are happily married for 10 years..." 🙄😒 They don't. You know why? That's because catcalling is for those men (or maybe even women) who have to pay in order to receive any sort of human-to-human intimacy...

Steve Bowman
Community Member
3 years ago

I strongly reject your last statement. Not for those men only!

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Jacqueline R.
Community Member
3 years ago

THere's no way in hell I'd even let him touch me.

Sarah Jane Hwang
Community Member
3 years ago

look at those nails...... so dirty

InnocentLookingMurder
Community Member
3 years ago

Ew just look at his nails

Michael John
Community Member
3 years ago

Another grabber with disgustingly dirty hands. How do you keep your lunch down when they do that?

Dorka
Community Member
3 years ago

Not a hundred % sure, she did really let him touch her! I think he is just one of those persons, who thinks he can do anything... =( Some people...!!!! :@

Jacqueline Lavanchy
Community Member
3 years ago

But at least you take his hand out of your shoulder, I couldn't stand that not even for a second !

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Josh Ritter
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3 years ago

Badly repaired broken nose and a big gash above his right eye. This guy is violent, and, based on the bottle, probably drunk. Prolly shouldn't have stopped to take a selfie.

Thurgood Coquenbulz
Community Member
3 years ago

How do you know it's not a sports injury or a car accident? Or do you just assume the worst out of everybody?

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Renee Sckittone
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh my god, disgusting lecherous vermin! I would never feel clean again after having that thing hang on me. ugh!

Breezy
Community Member
2 years ago

Omg every time one of them touches her I want to scream

Randy Hilliker
Community Member
3 years ago

not good

Cookie
Community Member
3 years ago

Eww, his nails. I can smell him from here.

Jessica McHenry
Community Member
3 years ago

Yuck, wash your hands

TheKnightOwl
Community Member
3 years ago

Yuck, hands off.

Gigi Aure
Community Member
3 years ago

this shit is why i refuse to go to the gas station at any given time without my boyfriend. because men have no fucking respect

Kelela
Community Member
3 years ago

Hope he got his filthy paws off you quickly after this selfie.

Arabela Iggesen Valenzuela
Community Member
3 years ago

Yikes

Monique Hawkins
Community Member
3 years ago

Ewww vile.

Holden VanderVeer
Community Member
3 years ago

this guy needs to get a hair cut and rethink his life

Kit Gallagher
Community Member
3 years ago

That dude is either drinking a plastic bottle of ancient age whisky or a 40z of coors... say no more.

Wendy Bradford
Community Member
3 years ago

His dirty fingers...omg

d r e a m w o r l d
Community Member
3 years ago

I dare say I actually would have let that guy have his way if it weren't for his disgusting little paws. Looks like the last time they were washed was when he was cleaned after birth...

Beth Taccia
Community Member
3 years ago

Dirty nasty ass hand, you feel that slime all day after that too

Cherie O
Community Member
3 years ago

OK, I just threw up a tiny bit. I mean, look at his hands. They are filthy. Yep, I would've punched this clown in the face for touching me.

Thurgood Coquenbulz
Community Member
3 years ago

He is probably a mechanic or construction worker or some other blue-collar worker.

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Emily wilkerson
Community Member
3 years ago

Um has he ever washed his hands?

Freddy Eyssen
Community Member
3 years ago

Afrikaans?

Michael Donaruma
Community Member
3 years ago

The guy from "dope sick love" ?

Gryllo talpa
Community Member
3 years ago

Where is .. the terrorist? ..( the dog that care that man).. hahaha

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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
Community Member
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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