"No Catcalling Zone" Street Signs Posted Around New York City and Philadelphia

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"No Catcalling Zone" Street Signs Posted Around New York City and Philadelphia

As part of Anti-Street Harassment Week, New York-based non-profit clothing company Feminist Apparel and Philadelphia-based activist group Pussy Division have collaborated to install street signs in their respective cities, declaring public areas a “No Catcalling Zone.”

According to Brokelyn, there are more than 50 signs set up around Brooklyn and Manhattan, including near Prospect Park and the Barclays Center, and Pussy Division tells ANIMAL that the signs will be up in every borough by the end of the week.

The signs are a creative and effective way to call attention to the serious problem of catcalling, though it’s a disappointing reality that the signs are necessary at all. Nevertheless, hopefully the efforts of the two organizations help put an end to such a demeaning and, at times, dangerous practice.

The groups have also been using social media to raise awareness about the project and the issue, by posting photos to Twitter and Instagram with the hastags #NoCatcallZone and #catsagainstcatcalls. You can see some of the signs below and support the cause.

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#catsagainstcatcalls in Chinatown #endSH #antistreetharassmentweek2015 #feministapparel;;;;);

A photo posted by Feminist Apparel (@feministapparel) on

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No Catcalling Any Time #catsagainstcatcalls #feministapparel;;;;);;

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No Catcall Zone near Prospect Park @pssydivision #nocatcallzone #catsagainstcatcalls #feministapparel;;;;);;

A photo posted by Feminist Apparel (@feministapparel) on

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