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Classic Episode: Is catcalling harassment?


Why do some men yell at women on the street? Cristen and Caroline discuss why catcalling happens and women's century-long fight against street harassment.

Episode sources:

"A Hollaback Response Video: Women of Color on Street Harassment." Meyerson, Collier. Jezebel. Nov. 06, 2014. http://jezebel.com/a-hollaback-response-video-women-of-color-on-street-ha-1655494647

"It's Impossible to Prevent Someone From Eyef$%*&ing You." Beckmann, Leah. Medium. Oct. 06, 2014. https://medium.com/matter/its-impossible-to-prevent-someone-from-eyefucking-you-a1cd688392b2

"New study suggests street harassment is widespread." McEwen, Lauren. The Washington Ppost. June 04, 2014. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/she-the-people/wp/2014/06/04/new-study-suggests-street-harassment-is-widespread/

"Redefining Rape." Freedman, Estelle B. Harvard University Press. September 2013. http://books.google.com/books?id=oQjeAAAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false

"'Smashing the Masher.' The early women's movement against street harassment in America." Johnston, Theresa. The Claymen Center for Gender Research. April 08, 2011. https://www.scribd.com/doc/96759302/Smashing-the-Masher-the-early-women-s-movement-against-street-harassment-in-America

"Statistics." Stop Street Harassment. http://www.stopstreetharassment.org/resources/statistics/

"Why do men shout at women in the street?" Hauck, Brigett. BBC Magazine. March 25, 2011. http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-12771938

Academic insights:

"Catcalls: Protected Speech or Fighting Words?" Chhun, Bunkosal. Thomas Jefferson Law Review. http://www.tjeffersonlrev.org/print/33/2/catcalls-protected-speech-or-fighting-words

"Context Effects on Women's Perceptions of Stranger Harassment." Fairchild, Kimberly. Sexuality & Culture. 2010. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12119-010-9070-1

Topics in this Podcast: sexual assault awareness month, best of 2014 headlines, street harassment, catcalling, sexual harassment


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