Philly street harassment tracker: Tell us your stories

How does catcalling affect your daily life, and what do you want to read about it?

Anti-catcalling crime scene tape went up in Philly earlier this year as part of a public art campaign organized by Pussy Division, a feminist group based in Philly.

Anti-catcalling crime scene tape went up in Philly earlier this year as part of a public art campaign organized by Pussy Division, a feminist group based in Philly.

Pussy Division on Facebook

Street harassment and catcalling in Philadelphia has been covered by local media largely in a piecemeal way. Maybe there was a public art installation railing against catcalling. There was a whole conversation about tackling street harassment across the street from City Hall. Oh, and that time the mayor said his dream app is one that would allow women to report street harassment.

But reporting on street harassment (AKA catcalling) in a quantitative way proves difficult. The vast majority of these incidents go unreported —probably because many of them wouldn’t be considered a crime — but some studies suggest more than 60 percent of women have experienced street harassment of some kind.

Billy Penn wants to write more about this issue. But first, we want to know: How does this issue impact your daily life, and what do you want to read about?

So below is an open-ended Google Form that you can fill out to:

1. Tell us about your experience(s) with street harassment in Philadelphia and how it’s impacted your life, and;

2. Tell us what you want to read about when it comes to this issue. Don’t worry, we won’t publish your story or your name without contacting you first for permission.

Save billypenn.com/catcalls on your phone so you can access the form anywhere, anytime.

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