What’s the worst cat call you’ve ever received?

via Cats Against Catcalling on Tumblr

via Cats Against Catcalling on Tumblr

@solikearose: “I once had a guy tell me he wanted to ‘oil me up.’ Disgusting.”

@katiathemick: “Gotta be the tongue between the y-shaped fingers. Random tongues are gross.”

@nikkif610: “while walking with a female friend of mine near the Fenway area a man shouted that he could satisfy both of us at once.”

@caulkthewagon: “one time a street harasser told me that I ‘have the kind of hair a man wants to put his [you-know-what] into.’ GROSS.”

@raptor_math: “Tossup between guy who hissed ‘TITTIES’ at me on Newbury & guy who grabbed my arm late @ night on Park St.”

@nikkif610: “hey girl you want some food stamps cuz I like my bitches thick and you gettin there.”

@annmariebrok: “Hey girl, you looking for a boyfriend?” I kept walking. “[yelling] WHAT? YOU DON’T LIKE BLACK GUYS?” That wasn’t just an awful catcall, but he yelled the implication that I’m racist to a busy downtown street. I felt humiliated for ignoring street harassment, which is something that no one should ever feel bad about.

@RebeccaThandi: “Wouldn’t respond to a man winking at me on a bus. As he was exiting he elbowed me hard in the back of the head then smiled. …I’m going with “gross over-the-top wink” as “silent catcall.””

@nikkif610: “Get those big tits over here sexy, I want them in my face, I love you chubby ladies.”

Gross! We hate that anyone has to deal with things like that. If you’d like to share your experience with catcalls with us, comment on this post or submit your story to the site. Because you don’t have to take it, you can hollaback! And, of course, thanks to our Twitter followers for adding to the conversation and supporting what we do!


We actively denounce the notion that street harassment is culturally accepted and that victims somehow "deserve" it. Through raising awareness and sharing experiences, we hope to put an end to catcalling, groping, stalking, public masturbation, assaults, racial slurs, and other forms of street harassment. Because we believe we have the power to create a world where we can feel hot, confident, and badass, while still feeling safe!

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  1. Liz says:

    Most offensive: A car full of guys started yelling at my friends and I, asking if we’d ever heard of Jenny Craig.
    Weirdest: A guy rode his bike behind me for 2 blocks, yelling that he wanted to watch me walk all the way to Niagara Falls.

  2. Cecilia says:

    While walking down the street with my butch girlfriend, a man said to her “Hey, Competition! You KNOW I could eat it better,” referring, of course, to my anatomy.

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