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Catcalling : Street harassment?

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Camille Ribeiro

on 11 February 2015

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Transcript of Catcalling : Street harassment?

Catcalling : Street harassment?
No, for real, what is a cat call?
In the mid 17th century a “cat call” was a kind of whistle or squeaking instrument used to express disapproval at a theatre.

But now, it is defined as “a loud whistle or a comment of a sexual nature made by a man to a passing woman” (Oxford Dictionaries)
Catcall video targeting awareness goes viral
Associated Press, 29 oct 2014
Fox's Bob Beckel on NYC anti-catcall video: ‘Damn, baby, you’re a piece of woman’
YouPoliticNews, 29 oct 2014
In general
to catcall : siffler
street harassment : harcèlement des rues
verbal harassment : harcèlement verbal
harasser : harceleur
controversy : controverse
feminism : féminisme
sexism : sexisme
Feelings ? How is it perceived ?
Disrespectful : irrespectueux
inappropriate : inapproprié
complimentary, flattering : flatteur
offensive : offensant, répugnant
creepy : 1. agaçant, énervant. 2. effrayant
invasion of personal space : invasion de l'espace personnel
abuse : abus, maltraitance, insulte
to boost one's self-esteem/self-confidence : stimuler l'estime de soi, la confiance en soi
a joke : une blague
vulnerability : vulnérabilité
sexualized : sexualisé(e)
objectified : objectifié(e)
judgemental : critique, catégorique, de jugement
Different types ?
More or less sexual comments : des commentaires plus ou moins sexuels
A leer : un regard lubrique
to leer : lorgner
whistles : sifflements
honks : coups de klaxon
kissing noises : bruit de bisous
vulgar gestures : gestes obscènes, vulgaires
flashing : exhibitionnisme
What is a cat call?
So then, cat calling is the act of making a more or less sexual comment to a woman passing on the street.
Fun facts about cat calling
Street harassment
Existence of active campaigns and groups against it (such as Hollaback!, or ActionAid).
Also called wolf-whistle
Associated with rape culture?
Going too far?
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