Catcalls and the violence behind them

  • by

“It would happen within steps of my front door. First, the eye lock. Then, as I pass by on the street, a hiss in my ear that grows until it hangs still in the air, lingering menacingly: hermosssssa. I am in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and it is every morning of the five months I lived there.” This is an except from Carla Green’s feature-length article for The Daily called Living on a Runway. This is the radio version of that piece, which examines the systemic violence behind everyday catcalling on the street. Carla talks to people who identify as women who have experienced catcalling and also men who perpetuate it.