Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

Sac the Cat Call

Class

Article

College

Caine College of the Arts

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

By creating a forum for victims of sexual assault and harassment, campaigns like the Me Too Movement and Times Up have prompted widespread discussion about behavior and accountability. An onslaught of accusations and awkward stories have taught us that people are not always in agreement about what constitutes sexual misconduct. One murky area of sexual harassment is cat calling, which most often occurs in plain sight. In 2008, a nonprofit group called Stop Street Harassment found that 99% of 811 respondents had experienced catcalling. In their 2014 survey, Hollaback! and Cornell University found that women worldwide took extensive efforts to avoid street harassment. In the United States alone, 72% of women reported that they had altered their mode of transportation to escape harassment. Sac the Cat Call is a research project and social campaign intended to create discourse on the catcalling. The project uses a survey to collect demographic data about the people who experience and engage in catcalling. During the survey, respondents are invited to share their experiences with catcalling. This project will display data gathered during the research process.

Location

The South Atrium

Start Date

4-12-2018 1:30 PM

End Date

4-12-2018 2:45 PM

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Sac the Cat Call

The South Atrium

By creating a forum for victims of sexual assault and harassment, campaigns like the Me Too Movement and Times Up have prompted widespread discussion about behavior and accountability. An onslaught of accusations and awkward stories have taught us that people are not always in agreement about what constitutes sexual misconduct. One murky area of sexual harassment is cat calling, which most often occurs in plain sight. In 2008, a nonprofit group called Stop Street Harassment found that 99% of 811 respondents had experienced catcalling. In their 2014 survey, Hollaback! and Cornell University found that women worldwide took extensive efforts to avoid street harassment. In the United States alone, 72% of women reported that they had altered their mode of transportation to escape harassment. Sac the Cat Call is a research project and social campaign intended to create discourse on the catcalling. The project uses a survey to collect demographic data about the people who experience and engage in catcalling. During the survey, respondents are invited to share their experiences with catcalling. This project will display data gathered during the research process.