“They really don’t care about me. They never noticed that I wasn’t happy.”
This is Noa Jansma, a 20-year-old studying design in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Like many women who walk down the street, she’s often shouted at by catcallers. So, to respond, she decided to spend a month taking their photos.
“I realized that half of the class, the women, knew what I was talking about and lived it on a daily basis. And the other half, the men, didn't even think that this is still happening. They were really surprised and curious. Some of them even did not believe me.”
So, she decided to show them. During one month, she took 24 photos of the moment she was catcalled by one or several men. She posted these photos on her Instagram account, @Dearcatcallers.
“I thought men would be suspicious of me, that they would understand my motives when I was taking selfies with them. So I was kind of fearful,” she said.