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The Pitt News: Pitt students condemn catcalling


Pitt students condemn catcalling
Joanna Li | Staff Writer
February 14, 2018

As a 12-year-old, Sophia Marshall stepped out of the house feeling confident in thePA map
outfit she had picked out that morning. As she waited for a friend by the local high
school, she heard a sharp whistle from out of the window of a passing car — her
first experience with catcalling.

Marshall, now a junior business administration major at Pitt, recalled feeling conflicted at the time — a mix of validation and violation.  It wasn’t until she came to college that the instances of catcalling became more frequent for Marshall — happening on the bus, her nightly walk home in Central Oakland and during her summer abroad in Paris — causing her to feel fed up.
“I’m not your baby, I’m not your honey,” Marshall said. “You don’t know me.”
According to a Cornell study, 85 percent of women experience street harassment before age 17 — and some women in Oakland are in that majority. Walking in groups of three or more, carrying pepper spray at all times and knowing a few self-defense techniques are all tips in the back of the minds of some women who have experienced street harassment at Pitt.

Marie Skoczylas, a visiting instructor in the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies
Program, offers a definition of catcalling and its effects.
“Catcalling is singling out a target for sexual objectification and commenting publicly on
that person’s appearance,” Skoczylas said. “It requires a sense of entitlement to pull a
stranger into that kind of situation, knowing the advance may well be unwelcome and

Catcalling is part of the larger issue of street harassment. According to “Stop Street
Harassment” — a nonprofit organization focusing on ending gender-based street
harassment — street harassment can range from unwanted whistling to sexual assault. As Skoczylas explains, there’s a fine line between a pleasant interaction with compliments and harassing words that are disrespectful in nature.
“Rather than taking the route of trying to criminalize behavior, I think we need to focus on a cultural shift, changing attitudes so that we see each other as individuals to be respected rather than objects to harass,” Skoczylas said.
Sophomore finance major Casey Maher experienced catcalling in Oakland one night in
August. She walked to upper campus to meet with friends to watch a movie, but a friend
made a last-minute cancellation. Maher found herself alone in an unfamiliar place.
“Some guys pulled up next to me in a car and started yelling things out the window, like,
‘hey girl, get in the car, let us give you a ride,’” Maher said. “It made me feel really
uncomfortable and I had my hand on my phone to call the police.”

Carolyn Helenski, a sophomore communication science and disorders major, has
experienced catcalling in multiple cities. She recalls an instance with her mom in
Philadelphia that was particularly memorable, saying it was very degrading.
“One time I was in Philly with my mom for the afternoon, and a young guy was with his
friends on the street,” Helenski said. “When my mom and I walked by he said, ‘look at that nice, tight pussy in those pants.’’’
In this uncomfortable position, Helenski had an urge to stand up to the man, but her mom told her to act as if nothing had happened and just continue walking.
“Catcalling isn’t pretty when someone is trying to embarrass or harass you,” Helenski said.
“I went to say something, but [my mom] told me to just keep walking — which frustrated
me because a woman I look up to more than anyone didn’t feel comfortable standing up for herself or me.”

Other women in Oakland have experienced harassment from older men, not just fellow
college students.  Close Morgan, a junior who asked her last name be omitted for privacy, was walking back from her class in the Chevron Science Center when she stumbled into one such case as she passed a few construction workers on the sidewalk.
“As I got closer to them, I noticed that the one guy was staring at me,” she said. “Right as I
walked by, the guy who had been looking at me a little too long turned his head and said
‘hey beautiful,’ and watched me as I kept walking down the street.”
Morgan said she didn’t think much of the situation — she just smiled and continued
walking down O’Hara Street to Fifth Avenue, enjoying the compliment she was given.
“What was initially nice became super creepy when I was stopped at the crosswalk by
Thackeray,” Morgan said. “The same man popped his head out of the passenger side of a
white pickup truck and said, for the second time, ‘hey beautiful’ as his buddy kept driving.”
To avoid another encounter with the man, Morgan ended up taking the longest route
possible to get to her destination — an inconvenience for her to feel safe.
While Marshall continues to take her chances striking up conversations with strangers, she said she draws the line between friendliness and street harassment at a stranger’s ability to read context clues on a situation.
“I’m not trying to say that no one should talk to anybody else,” Marshall said. “I am saying that you need to respect my privacy, and that includes no shouting, no name calling.”
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A point to ponder…gangstalkers and street harassers

A point to ponder about this core group black pagan “Christian” gangstalkers and street harassers: they operate on a low baseline which activates the dull portion of their brain.  As a result, they cannot operate on a higher frequency of cultivation, reason and civility.


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When they are in the midst of those who are working to obtain higher levels in various aspects of their lives it is a disruption to the street harassers.  It forces them to confront their niggardliness, apathy to human life and sadistic modis operandi of those whom they are envious of among their own race. Most people, regardless of race or ethnicity, feel a drain of energy when they are near because in turn the criminal actors’ reverberation of the demonic spirit disrupts those who do not operate on such a lowly level.  This is why stalkers, murderers and street harassers are the epitome of the ‘crabs in the barrel’ mentality.


PART II: (When Blacks Attack and Rape their Own Daughters/Sons & Mothers: What Chance do Victims of Their Street Harassment Have?) Now for the black FEMALES who rape, street harass and sexual assault men, black women and black children

Rape, street harassment and sexual assault are not only perpetrated by black males but also their black “Christian” female counterparts. One of the most publicized rapes committed by a black woman occurred in Seattle, Washngton in which a two black women picked up a white guy hitching a ride and pulled a gun on him while the other raped him:

· 2013: ‘Cierra Ross, Chicago Mom, Charged With Raping Man at Gunpoint’: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/06/cierra-ross-charged-raping-man_n_3882608.html

Another instance occurred when a black “Christian” female climbed through a white male’s window and mounted him while he slept:

· 2014: ‘Woman charged with Breaking Into Home and Raping Man’: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/15/chantae-gilman-woman-rapes-man-seattle_n_5824456.html

These black “Christians” know no bounds in violating another’s bodily integrity and boundaries:

· 2017: ‘Woman rapes man at knifepoint after he makes sex tape threat’:  http://rightwingnews.com/crime/woman-rapes-man-knifepoint-makes-sex-tape-threat/

In Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia, a core group of black “Christian” females harass other black women.  There is a subtle known fact that many of these black “Christian” females are butch or closeted lesbians and seek to hit on, verbally abuse and mock heterosexual women, especially if the latter is modest and religiously clad.  You will witness these black lesbian “Christians” (oxymoron) in their best passive aggressive antagonism, beginning with an exaggerated, abrupt grunt or cough to get another woman’s attention; followed with jumping (literally) in another woman’s face or cutting her off the road or in line.  Some of these black female street/sexual harassers will snatch your hand in the grocer check out line or as you use a computer in the public library.

Black FEMALE street harassers are just as dangerous and sexually deviant as their modern day male counterparts-so decent, heterosexual woman we must take heed of our safety on more levels than one. It’s so ironic and hypocritical for American “Christians” to teach children in school that their body belongs to them, warning signs of an inappropriate adult, etc., only to realize that as an adult no rules apply; both men and women will violate children and other women’s bodily integrity in broad daylight, that men will venture to social media erroneously defending their right to touch women strangers and street harass them while bashing other religions and culture. You will find that witnesses will pretend not to see anything or choose not to get involved resulting in lack of law enforcement of crimes as well as rape culture.  So the question must be posited of what chance does a decent, law-abiding, heterosexual, religious woman have against these degenerates when they rape, molest or sexually assault their own children, let alone their neighbor’s? (here is a sample of what has been going on for decades):

·  February 06, 2017:  ‘Woman charged with rape of 4-year old boy’:   http://www.wlwt.com/article/woman-charged-with-rape-of-4-year-old/8680486

·  August 05, 2016:  Fort Lauderdale woman booked on charges of molesting children https://www.local10.com/news/fort-lauderdale-mom-booked-on-charges-of-molesting-her-children

· September 12, 2014:  A black “Christian” female kidnaps and rapes a Muslim girl by dressing in traditional middle-eastern attire; leaves her half-naked for others to sexually assault the child:   http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/philadelphia-woman-convicted-counts-rape-abduction-5-year-old-girl-article-1.1937598

· July 30, 2009:

There is no clear or easy answer.  If women aren’t molesting children, they are harassing heterosexual women and making passes at them. This is a great portion and normalized social dysfunction of black “Christian” culture in the United States.  There is no clear or easy answer except preventative measures which includes discerning their traits and characteristics so they may be readily identified as normally functioning, heterosexual women do not conduct themselves in such a manner.

UPDATED: When Blacks Attack and Rape their Own Daughters/Sons & Mothers: What Chance do Victims of Their Street Harassment Have?

There is so much disgusting conduct and breaking of common law, the laws of nature and human decency that I thought it necessary to take a break from the usual posts of black “Christian” males and their street/sexual harassment and assault of women who are total strangers.  coon and friendsThere is an increase in recent history of black American “Christians” raping their mothers, impregnating their daughters in the United States. So when a black man street harasses, what chance does a woman who is a total stranger have to be protected from their criminal inclinations, especially in broad daylight?  This is a disclaimer, these true stories are graphic and quite honestly may induce vomiting:

 …they rape their own daughters:

39-year-old father came home from prison & impregnated his 17-year-old daughter. November 21, 2017


September 05, 2017: Orlando Sentinel:  Felon dragged stepgranddaughter into the woods, raped her, deputies say 


April 26, 2017:  His Mom After Being Charged With the Rape and Murder of 8-Month-Old Daughter


September 11, 2015:  This case originated in 2008 and one of the later news articles indicate: ‘Man accused of raping 8-day old infant daughter set free’                                                 http://katv.com/archive/davis-to-go-free-after-rape-charges-dropped-by-judge
October 23, 2014:  Man charged with raping baby, girl who now have HIV    https://www.click2houston.com/news/man-charged-with-raping-baby-girl-who-now-have-hiv_20151124022448598
July 29, 2013:  Former Fugees Director Gets 90 Years In Prison For Raping And Impregnating His Daughters:                                                                                                                 http://madamenoire.com/288520/former-award-winning-fugees-director-gets-90-years-in-prison-for-raping-and-impregnating-his-daughters/

 There are also SEVERAL stories of black “Christian” American males and Latinos raping their step daughters/daughters of their girlfriends and fiances as well as impregnating them…

…they rape their mothers too:

October 08, 2014:  WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Teen confesses to killing mother and defiling her body


July 17, 2012: GRAPHIC: Teen arrested for raping his grandmother                                    http://kfor.com/2012/07/17/15-year-old-arrested-for-raping-his-grandma/

July 05, 2011:  Ohio father with HIV arrested for raping 6-month-old son https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ohio-father-with-hiv-arrested-for-raping-6-month-old-son/

If it is not their own mothers and daughters, it is someone else’s:

March 10, 2011:  ‘Gang Rape of 11-Year-Old Girl Sparks Racial Tensions in Texas Town’  http://abcnews.go.com/US/gang-rape-charges-18-men-sparks-racial-tensions/story?id=13095476

This is just a sampling of stories in recent years demonstrating the demonic possession of today’s black male “Christians” in modern American society.  You will find them with obnoxious, onerous and arrogant personalities as their belief of do ‘what thou wilt’ is their primary modus operandi, thus committing all types of evil and debauchery is what they are most proud of.  Now, just imagine all the other stories of mothers and children being raped by their black “Christian” fathers in recent decades that have not made it into mainstream media’s various platforms. Then, take a moment to imagine all the other similar crimes where victims have been threatened or coerced into not even filing criminal charges. 

Still, there are black males who are remain in denial as to what they have become but most black women who can at least discern truth from falsehood, have worked as social workers, child advocates, attorneys and the like seen first hand the proliferation of these types of cases OFTEN and for several decades. Unfortunately, certain black “Christians” with their blind loyalty to men who seek to destroy them all will deny, defend and deflect because they suffer from a longstanding psychosis compounded with Stockholm Syndrome with their ritualistic black male abuser.

These black American males will transgress the boundaries of consanguinity, common sense and human decency; then there should be no surprise that these hyper-sexual deviants would violate the bodily integrity of total strangers– let alone their own children! They respect no law or the concept of human life. Black males use the silhouettegeneric response that “white men do it too,” as if to say if some whites will sin, and delve into all types of degeneracy the black males of today’s self esteem is so low and so tied up into doing ANYTHING that a white does that it somehow automatically makes them equal in social standing. No, this makes you all devils regardless of race.  For those of you who are not partial to religion, you can skip the rest of this paragraph. For those of you who can find wisdom in sayings and narrations and see how it can fit different situations, please read on.  When I thought about this, it reminded me of a hadith, which to my knowledge is authentic but I am no theologian.  Yet, I find it poignant in the debauchery and behavior of today’s black “Christian” male street harassers, assaulters, sexual abusers and molesters of women and children:  “…You will indeed follow the ways of those before you, hand span by hand span, and an arms length after another. Even if they enter into a lizard’s hole, you will follow them…”

So much for modern society. Judeo-Christian values. Moral and democratic leader of the free world? Think again.

These black  “Christian” males are actually Satanists, anti-Christ and demonic no matter how often they spew Jesus name as if they are imposing a curse on a random person who is of a different religion. You now see them bragging of how they practice voodoo and African pagan religions.  You will even find them stating that it is hard to ‘program’ black women as if they are objects to be controlled and used as a rubbish bin for them to solely lay waste to their lowly desires.  To deflect from their own deviancy they often enjoy calling the white man the devil (yes he is guilty too), but more often than not BLACK males are ATTACKING and verbally abusing black women who have done nothing wrong but dare to exercise their constitutional rights to walk freely, freedom of assembly and dare to breathe air in public while you lurk


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with heavy eyes, lustful souls and irrational temperament of a jackal seeking to devour their prey.  All the while attempting to shroud your trident and harmful horns in a façade of black consciousness. 

So the next time you are walking down the pathway, are at a bookstore, the post office or your local grocer, do not hesitate to keep your distance from these pugnacious vagrants and do whatever you can to seek help from a witness and local law enforcement against today’s black male street harassers (modern day coons).  A woman who is minding her business, being a decent, law abiding citizen in her own homeland should not be treated like this.  Remember this is not only violent crime, but gender-based discrimination and a violation of law, let alone basic human decency.

What England is Doing under the Rule of Law to Combat Street Harassment According to an Article

…which will likely never happen in the United States, a country which claims to protect women’s rights and leader of the ‘free world.’  According to the Teen Vogue periodical, Great Britain has passed a law outlawing harassment based on gender-reliant discrimination:

Women Reporting Street Harassment as a Crime in the UK                                     Brittney McNamara Aug 15, 2017 3:45PM EDT

When Black “Christian” Males Try to Justify Street Harassment it Sounds Like…

Each time an ignorant, sambo, slick talking, desperate, beta ghetto Black male “Christian” tries to justify street harassment.  His illogical rationale sounds MUCH like this:

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Say no to the ignorance

Say no to the sexual predators

Say no to street harassers

12 Moms Share Gross Stories Of Getting Catcalled While With Their Kids

A couple of months ago I posted a photo art representation of the different types of women who have and are catcalled by predatory black males.  These are athletic, religious clad, pregnant, women with children, professional women to name a few.  It was the traditional argument that men were to protect women, but America has regressed in which the average American woman needs protection FROM certain males, i.e. the predatory vagrants.

There was a recent news article published in the Huffington Post regarding street harassment in which mothers share their stories of being street harassed while out in public with their children:


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12 Moms Share Gross Stories Of Getting Catcalled While With Their Kids

“Did you know your mother’s hot?”

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I was totally unaware being catcalled while with your children is so incredibly common.

I was once catcalled while wearing my son in a baby carrier. I guess the presumed presence of my body underneath the baby strapped to my torso was apparently good enough for the guy who shouted at me as I was on the way to daycare one day.

Another time, my harasser used my son as the middle man, directing his “You’ve got a beautiful Mommy, you know that?” to the stroller I pushed in front of me. “NO!” I thought but didn’t say because I tend to avoid the uncertainty of conflict in these situations. “You don’t get to use my son to catcall me!”

We’re entering summer, which for many women and non-binary people is when street harassment escalates. It’s always unpleasant, but it may be even more unpleasant and jarring when it happens in the company of your children.

I didn’t know this was a common experience until I started asking. Just as every woman I know has a story of some guy harassing her, so do many mothers had a story of being harassed while out with their children. Some of them are almost amusing in their sheer nerve, some are shudder-inducing, and they unanimously make you want to say, “Ugh.”

Below, 12 women speak out on what the experience is like.

1. “He suggested to the kids that mommy should give him her number.”

I had a guy follow my children and I into the parking lot of a grocery store telling me how beautiful I was and asking for my number. He suggested to the kids that mommy should give him her number. I considered backing up over him with my car. ― Jamie Lechner

2. “What a cutie! And the baby’s not too bad either!”

I was carrying my 9-month-old through the parking lot of a department store to my car and a man was staring at us for an uncomfortably long amount of time, enough to make me pick up my pace and avoid eye contact. Then he yelled, “What a cutie! And the baby’s not too bad either!” He thought he was so funny. Ugh. ― Brie Riley

3. “I want my daughters to know that they can speak up for themselves and that it is not OK with me for strangers to comment on my body.”

Summers are always the worst for catcalling but it gets even worse when my kids are in tow. Men feel they can comment on my tattoos whenever they feel like it and when it does happen, I ignore them or tell them to stop speaking to me. It’s important to do this in front of my daughters because I do not want them growing up feeling like they can be objectified.

I want my daughters to know that they can speak up for themselves and that it is not OK with me for strangers to comment on my body. Hopefully it rubs off on them. ― Jennifer Clark

4. “I have been catcalled at 7 months pregnant.”

If it counts, I have been catcalled at 7 months pregnant (and VERY visibly so, I was wearing a dress which proudly showed the bump!). I was most confused ― did the man saying “Hey sexy mama” and making crude gestures think I was going to haul my large pregnant self into his white van and have sex with him?! ― Ayesha Jeary

5. “I can be his daddy.”

A few years ago, I was walking with my 2-year-old son when a man walked up to us and leered, “I can be his daddy.” We ducked into a restaurant. Thankfully, he was too little to notice. I just ignored the man. Nowadays, we have an open dialogue about how we treat girls and women. ― Sara Heistand

6. “He was so confused as to why mommy went from cheerful to fearful in seconds.”

I was leaving a large retail store at the anchor end of a mall with my son. We were laughing and I was swinging my bags in one hand and holding his with the other while he skipped, as we crossed the lane and into the parking lot. It was dusk and I hear a man whistle and shout. I was so used to it that I automatically stiffened up and picked up my pace, without acknowledging it. I was practically dragging my son by the time the man caught up to us and started asking to “be friends” and saying how “handsome” my son is.

I moved away briskly and he picked up his own pace and asked if I “wanted company this weekend.” I was almost running now so he stopped and then proceeded to shout “Ugly, b*tch, high on yourself” at my back, followed by more name-calling and slurs. I covered my son’s ears and jumped in the car. He was so confused as to why mommy went from cheerful to fearful in seconds and the vibe of our fun, late afternoon had totally changed.

I waited for 10 minutes before getting back out of my SUV to get my son situated in his car seat; he was only 3 1/2 at the time. (There are more instances but that one stuck out in my memory most because it was the most frightened I ever was with my son present.) ― Kasandra Powell

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7. “And that, my fellow feminists, is how you sexualize a fetus.”

When I was pregnant with my first child, a random stranger told me that if the baby was a boy he’s be a lucky little sod sucking on those tits. And that, my fellow feminists, is how you sexualize a fetus. ― Nesta May

8. “I wear my daughter all around our hood and stay getting hit on.”

I wear my daughter all around our hood and get hit on. My husband thinks dudes don’t realize I have a baby in there and one guy actually told me that. But I don’t buy it. What the hell else would be in this OBVIOUS baby carrier? A bowling ball?

And pregnancy catcalls were also a thing but thinly veiled as “compliments” like “Oh you look good girl” and “Wish I was the daddy.” I walked to work until the end and got not shortage of street harassment. ― Helena Andrews-Dyer

9. “You just had to have it, didn’t you?”

I was pushing my twins in a stroller when they were about 18 months old when an older man leered at us and said “You just had to have it, didn’t you?” I had no idea what he was talking about and said “What?” He replied, “Oh the thing that gets you two babies born so close together,” and then winked at me.

They are boy/girl twins and don’t look much alike so he probably thought I had gotten pregnant again very soon after giving birth to the first. Either way, I was really grossed out and mumbled something about them being twins and got the hell out of there.  ― Kelly Wilson Bossley

10. “It just feels particularly unkind.”

I’ve gotten pregnant catcalled and every time I’m just like WHAT??! I give them a look or say something to the effect of “Are you fucking serious?” I mean, I guess it’s no more or less offensive than regular catcalling ― pregnant bodies are beautiful and it can look sexy I guess. It just feels particularly unkind. ― Melissa Petro

11. “Did you know your mother’s hot?”

The worst was once when we were waiting for the subway and some dude leered at me and then said to my kid, “Did you know your mother’s hot?”

I just ignored him because I’m always scared about escalating stuff. Later when my son asked me about it I just said, “We live in a really messed up culture that thinks women’s bodies are public property.” ― Anne Thériault

12. “I feel so uneasy when I’m catcalled while with my kids.”

I was once catcalled on my way to the pool with my two young daughters. The man was driving while I was walking. I ignored him and turned left onto a one-way street. He drove in reverse down the one-way street still catcalling to me and trying to get me to give him my number. My daughters were 2 and 4 at the time. This was in NYC. I was terrified!

Even for a NYC street, there was no one else around. I thought he was going to kidnap us. My daughters didn’t ask me anything and I didn’t tell them anything either. They don’t remember thankfully.

However, I feel so uneasy when I’m catcalled while with my kids. Almost like the only reason they’re catcalling me is because I have children. Almost like I’m an easy target or prey. Maybe I’m overthinking it but it feels like it’s my kids some of these men are after. ― Doris Villegasfor clarity.