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.

More info: Instagram

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Amanda Panda 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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Amanda Panda 1 year 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 1 year ago

See where the man is looking at. -_-

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Lina Sigmond 1 year ago

This one is kinda creepy

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Amanda Panda 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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Caitlyn McCracken 1 year ago

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

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Amanda Panda 1 year 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 1 year ago

Proud of their douchery

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Rebekah 1 year ago

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

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Stella Rose 1 year ago

what the actual hell

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Agnes Jekyll 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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Cathy 1 year 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. 1 year ago

What a scumbag..

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Michael Donaruma 1 year ago

Total homely losers

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LostSoul 1 year 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 1 year ago

She looks like Catherine Zeta Jones

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Michael Donaruma 1 year ago

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

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Heather Lawless 1 year ago

Nice manpurse

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Cat Meow 1 year ago

Look how proud they look. Disgusting

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Michael John 1 year ago

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

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Michael John 1 year ago

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

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