Transcript for Dutch woman calls out her cat-callers by posting selfies with them
Thank you, Adrienne. We move on to a young woman taking a stand against catcallers using selfies to expose sexism creating an Instagram account that has hundreds of thousands of followers. ABC's Linzie Janis is here with her story. Good morning, Linzie. Reporter: As too many women know street harassment is common. When it happens it's hard to know how to reyak. Do you engage your catcaller or just ignore them. One woman has come up with a clever way to deal with her Hara harassers. Catcalling. 34-24 -- Reporter: An act parodied on "Key & Peele" and "Broad city." But for many women unsolicited comments and gestures from strangers are no laughing matter. And one woman has taken to social media to flip the script making international headlines in the process. Noa, a college student spent a month taking selfies with men she said were catcalling her and her account called at dear catcallers gaining hundreds of thousands of followers posting this selfie with a man whose face we blurred, he followed her for blocks before asking want to come in my car? Another stranger she alleges even asked for a kiss. So many women walk in the street, get harassed and stay quiet, feel demeaned and do nothing. It's hard to speak up. It's so hard to talk back when you feel unsafe. Reporter: The 20-year-old writing, this Instagram has the aim to create awareness about the objectification of women in daily life. What this woman has done is used social media as a tool to take back her own power. Reporter: She is not the first to fight back. In 2014 shoshanna Roberts filmed herself walking the streets of New York documenting more than 100 catcalls in just ten hours. She inspired ABC news to do our own experiment. A producer with a hidden camera receiving similar comments. Sister, that's how you treat your brother, sister. It makes you feel like they're undressing you with your eyes and belittling you and trying to make you feel you are a sexual object and that's not right. Reporter: So the interesting thing about these selfies that this girl in the Netherlands took the men in them seem completely oblivious they've done anything to make her uncomfortable. An alarming statistic, 81% of women across the world have reported street harassment before the age of 17. Before the age of 17. Before the age of 17 worldwide problem. It is. Thank you, linz.
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