Here's How These Teenage Girls Plan To Help Stop Catcalling

They are fighting back.

These teenage girls have had enough with street harassment. 

In a short documentary by an organization called imMEDIAte Justice, young women share their personal experiences with street harassment and how they plan to raise awareness.


The mission for imMEDIAte Justice is to encourage girls to share their untold stories surrounding gender and sexuality through film. 

One 15-year-old, Elizabeth, opened up about being harassed every morning on her way to school. 

"I've been harassed, mostly by my neighborhood," she explained in the documentary. "In the mornings, the same guy would harass me every morning. Walking to school. Walking to get the bus — the same guy would harass me."

Laura, 16, expressed her anger for now feeling uncomfortable wearing shorts due to past experiences with harassment. In the film, she posed one critical question:

'Why doesn't anybody do anything about it?'

When two teenage boys in the documentary were asked about catcalling, they approached the topic with a different perspective.  

"I'm pretty sure they don't feel like they're getting harassed, I'm pretty sure they're just flattered," one teenage boy said. 

Another added, "If you wear those short shorts or those other stuff, you're going to get those catcalls. No matter what," adding that it's neither the girl's or guy's fault.

The young women decided to create a video to bring attention to the issue. Their video "Catcall For What?!" was screened at various L.A schools and helped sparked conversation while spreading awareness.


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