Catherine’s story: Why is it just because we’re women, that we have to put up this?

Me and 2 friends were walking to a bar in Leeds about 10 o’clock at night, when we passed some guys hanging around by a car. As we walked passed we got catcalls like ‘oi love, how much?!’ and ‘phwoar I’d do you one!’. We weren’t scared as such, we just tried to ignore it walk away as quickly as possible. All the time I was thinking why? Why is it just because we’re women, that we have to put up this? Men don’t have this problem, it doesn’t make us feel ‘special’ or ‘complimented’ or ‘attractive’ it just makes us feel uneasy, embarrassed, and awkward.

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  1. kate says:

    Hi this sort of horrible behaviour has happened to me twice in the last six months in headingley leeds. Both times it was light and before 5 as I was just walking home from work. This area really needs policing. Was this where it happened to you?

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