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Woman Takes Selfies with Her Catcallers to Show How Often It Happens

A 20-year-old student from the Netherlands is making a powerful statement about sexual objectification by turning the tables. Catcallers

Noa Jansma took selfies with her catcallers for a month and posted them to Instagram.

From August to Sept. 29, Jansma posted 24 photos to @dearcatcallers, captioning many with the words men shouted at her.

“Sexy girl Where you goin’?? Can I come with you ?” reads one.

“Weheeee horny girl,” another is captioned.

“It’s not a compliment,” she wrote on Instagram.

“By making the selfie, both the objectifier and the object are assembled in one composition. Myself, as the object, standing in front of the catcallers, represents the reversed power ratio which is caused by this project,” she wrote in the same post.

Jansma wrote in her most recent post that her part of the project is over, but to prove that this is “a global phenomenon,” she would like to pass the reins onto other women around the world who could document their experiences with catcalling as well.

But, she tells Buzzfeed, she wants to find “responsible” women to do it.

“Because what I do is a bit risky,” she said.

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