The men of Minneapolis — some of them, anyway — are getting international attention for their Neanderthal ways.
A Minneapolis woman — identified as 28-year-old Lindsey — has been filming men who catcall. It’s not pretty.
“I am genuinely interested in what place this is coming from,” she tells Buzzfeed.
She created Cards Against Harassment, which offers women ways to respond, including handing them cards which can be downloaded from the website.
Based on her videos, Minneapolis has a diverse group of tormentors.
“The theme I hear the most often is that they truly, genuinely think it’s a compliment, and they are shocked,” she tells Buzzfeed. “If that is true, then simply telling people it’s not a compliment may go a long way.”
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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