According to researchers iHollaback and Cornell University, 84% of females have been catcalled by the time they reach age 17.
20-year-old Amsterdam-based student Noa Jasma was no different. Fed up with the constant string of harassment that followed her down the street — Jasma refused to stay quiet on the abuse and vowed to do something.
She opted to document photographs of her catcallers. The response was chilling. Scrolling past what seems like an endless chain of her catcallers, every picture is filled with toothy grins and pride in their actions with no hint of remorse for their disgusting actions.
Noa’s project has collectively ended — although her Instagram page still collects submissions around the entire globe on a daily basis.
Catcalling has yet to be punished as a serious crime.