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
anna

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.

Thanks for reading another Billy Penn story

Seems you’re the kind of person who really digs in. Want more? Sign up for our morning update, the quick, easy, free way to stay on top of Philly news.

Thanks for reading Billy Penn!

Like the story above, everything we publish is powered by our members.

If you appreciate local news provide, join today.

Billy Penn runs on reader support

Does Billy Penn help you feel more connected to Philadelphia?

Member donations are critical to our continued existence and growth — join us today!

Lock in your support

The story above was powered by reader support — thank you.

Become a sustainer now with a monthly membership to help lock it in.

Spread the love

Billy Penn members power our newsroom. Know someone who might want to support our work? Send them a link — they just might join the local journalism fight.