17 Captured Moments of Me Getting Catcalled

Happy Monday, Penny Darlings!

I am coming to you here mid-thunderstorm while Harvey has tiny shaky panic attacks in a blanket fort I made under my chair. Poor baby! I just want to snuggle him but he won’t let me!

Also, this was a very busy work weekend! So I’m excited for my upcoming bachelorette party! Whoooooo! I literally cannot WAIT to share these shots with you! EEEP! Do you want me to do a ‘meet the cast’ of my bridal party and share some fun anecdotes? Let me know!

Let me just start with the boring stuff so we can get to the goods! Ha! Check me out on Instagram here! I also started a Twitter account! Find that here! Follow Preston’s brand new fashion Instagram here! I also have a selling Instagram page where I sell some of my old clothes/styles so that I don’t drown in my own wardrobe. I just listed a few new things – so check that out!

But anyway, I want to talk to something that should be an adorable cartoon but instead is the literal worst:

Cat Calling

What catcalling should be:

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I know. Old topic. But I have something unusual for this particular topic.

But we don’t need to talk about catcalling culture. There’s a hundred million better writers and speakers who have explored this with different ideas and theories. It’s a mixture of confusing, intimidating, scary, some strange form of flattering, embarrassing, and usually just makes your nose crinkle.

I go out and shoot frequently (2-3x a week) and I get catcalled while doing that pretty frequently. And sometimes my photographer (usually Preston, sometimes Lauren, occasionally a different friend) captures a moment that someone catcalls me.

This has varied in severity from me being mildly annoyed, flat out angry, sent into tears, and even feeling unsafe. You can see the progression below.

 

 

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This photo was snapped when a guy in a car yelled something about my ‘box’ and did the oral sex hand gesture. It was so gross. 

 

Mildly Annoyed

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A strange man stood next to the person taking my photos for several minutes about ten feet away, unabashedly watching. 

 

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Some butthead teenager yelled at me to take my top off and show them my boobs.

 

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This was a guy that walked by Preston and I several times (in not the nicest part of town) before approaching us to ask for money.

 

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Some douche yelled something completely LAME and GENERIC about “hey baby, looking good.”

 

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Some construction workers stopped working to come over and watch me and then approach me and my friend (who photographed) pretty aggressively to get our phone numbers.

 

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This was someone yelling some lewd, crude, and rude out their car window.

 

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An older man downtown called me ‘pretty hot for a white bitch’ before literally licking his lips.

 

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This was a guy on his balcony in an alley who tried to invite me into his house in this robe to show him what was underneath.

 

Angry

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Some guys yelling sexual stuff in Spanish about getting me pregnant. Joke’s on them, I speaking Spanish. 
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Some dude pulled his car over to watch us shoot at this location with the most serial killer looking face of all time.

 

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“Smile, mama!”
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Two guys stopped their car in front of me and started honking, waving, making lewd gestures, and giving me the grossest looks. 

 

In Tears

These times are too gross and weird. But they involved people approaching too close, threatening, or more. These are the times that sent me into a panic and tears as soon as it was resolved. I’m great when my adrenaline kicks but I sob when I’m coming down.

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How Very,

Abby❤

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3 Comments

  1. SaraLily

    UGH! Been there – thankfully not as frequent as you, it seems, but it’s still unnerving. SO many times someone acts SO suspicious in the area when I am trying to take photos. It baffles me. Most times, they do carry on their way and leave me be but props to you for calling them out here. It’s totally uncalled for!!

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