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.

"It's Impossible to Prevent Someone From Eyef$%*&ing You." Beckmann, Leah. Medium. Oct. 06, 2014.

"New study suggests street harassment is widespread." McEwen, Lauren. The Washington Ppost. June 04, 2014.

"Redefining Rape." Freedman, Estelle B. Harvard University Press. September 2013.

"'Smashing the Masher.' The early women's movement against street harassment in America." Johnston, Theresa. The Claymen Center for Gender Research. April 08, 2011.

"Statistics." Stop Street Harassment.

"Why do men shout at women in the street?" Hauck, Brigett. BBC Magazine. March 25, 2011.

Academic insights:

"Catcalls: Protected Speech or Fighting Words?" Chhun, Bunkosal. Thomas Jefferson Law Review.

"Context Effects on Women's Perceptions of Stranger Harassment." Fairchild, Kimberly. Sexuality & Culture. 2010.

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