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Noa Jansma – #DearCatCallers (NL, 2018)

dearcatcallers

 #dearcatcallers, it’s not a compliment

 

Realising many people still don’t know how often and in whatever context catcalling happens, Noa started her project #dearcatcallers. She took pictures of each of her catcallers within the period of one month. By making the selfie, both the objectifier and the object are assembled in one composition. Herself, as the object, standing in front of the catcallers represents the reversed power ratio which is caused by this project.

The collection was posted on Instagram and went viral world wide. With a number of 350.000 followers and tens of millions of views, the projected is now running by itself through other people using the hashtag.

The project had various international exhibitions and is used in multiple teaching-programmes.

In multiple countries governments are now talking about how to treat street harassment more earnestly.

Read more about the project here.

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Embodying Gender

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