This Woman Has Been Confronting Her Catcallers — And Secretly Filming Their Reactions

from Several weeks ago, 28-year-old Minneapolis resident Lindsey was standing on an escalator when a stranger began touching her hair and calling her “blondie.” When she told the man he “could just say ‘hi’ next time,” she said, he began screaming at her and calling her ugly. The situation reminded Lindsey — a longtime confronter of catcallers, most notably in last year’s Craigslist ad gone viralthat while she could control her reaction to street harassers, she couldn’t always anticipate their reaction to being confronted. It was then she had the idea for Cards Against Street Harassment — pocket-sized cards women could download, print, and hand out to their catcallers, explaining why the attention was unwanted without even speaking.

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