Nora Crotty at Yahoo! reports that New York City is now “officially” a no catcalling zone. She reports seeing the new signs posted more than 50 times around Manhattan and Brooklyn. They were placed around the city courtesy of Feminist Apparel.
According to Alan J. Martofel, production coordinator at Feminist Apparel, the signs were erected in support of Anti Street Harassment Week, which was April 12-18, “with the goal simply being to raise awareness of Anti-Street Harassment Week and create some further dialogue surrounding the issue.” “This is the first community-based activist campaign we’ve been able to fund through the sale of t-shirts on our website,” “There are currently over 50 signs up, we do have a few more we’re meaning to sneak up throughout the week, as well as sticker versions of the sign designs. We hope to get at least one sign up in each borough by the end of the week as street harassment and catcalling is obviously a universal issue not contained to any one neighborhood.”
Thanks to Mark at Yahoo for sharing with our readers.