Friday, September 25, 2015

Banning Men from Main Street

Students at the University of North Carolina have created a crowd-sourced map to document sexual harassment in and around the university campus. The map started as a large canvas map to which students could add orange thumbprints wherever they had experienced or witnessed catcalling.

The data collected on the canvas map was then used to create this interactive Catcall Map. The interactive version of the map also allows students to add instances of harassment to the map by using the edit button.

Hopefully the map will raise awareness of catcalling at the University and elsewhere. At the very least it should lead to the banning of men from West Franklin Street, where it appears most men are unable to restrain themselves from harassing any passing woman.

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