Ask most women what they think about getting catcalled and they will tell you that they hate it. Far from making them feel desirable or special, it feels like they are being invaded and judged by complete strangers who refuse to acknowledge a woman’s right to exist without being molested.
Well, we just found a strong woman from England who got catcalled, and she decided enough was enough. So she got back, and what happened is classic. You are going to love her story.
Twenty two year old Courtney Greatrex was walking to work one morning in London. Street traffic was moving slowly during the morning rush, and she was headed for the subway and minding her own business.
All of a sudden, three men in a van started calling out to her, yelling obscenities, and honking their horn. She felt frightened and anxious.
Speaking with the news media, she says “They kept making comments at me out of the window, so I told them it was harassment. They just laughed and carried on, even when I got more aggressive and told them to leave me alone. After that, they still didn’t stop, so I took a picture of the van and they tried to hide their faces, but not before calling me ‘a [expletive] whore’ for walking to the tube. Don’t get me wrong, sexual harassment is alive and well in London, and this happens most morning. But today I’m not accepting it. Don’t worry, boys, wolf whistling from your company car means your boss is about to find out all about it!”
That’s when Greatrex noticed that they were driving a van for a roofing company called Aqua Roofing. She decided to give their boss a call and let him know exactly what they did to her.
She continues “I spoke to their boss, who dealt with it really well, but the company needs to take ownership of the fact that these men were in a car marked with their details. He called me back to say that one of the staff members has been sacked and they are properly investigating the other two employees tomorrow.”
Since this story has appeared on the internet, women everywhere have been praising her for her courage, saying things like:
“I’m so happy that she did something about it! Good for her.🖒🖒🖒”
“How could you trust these men too come and work at your home ,scumbags.”
“Good for her! I have 4 granddaughter’s growing up, oldest 13…it is time all males respected females. Seriously.”
“just for the record if any of my employees did this they would be sitting at home unemployed.”
“I don’t agree with the term ” revenge”. She wasn’t trying to blindly lash out or get back at them. Revenge suggests a hateful intention. This young woman got justice; she allowed them to experience the consequences of their actions. It’s called being an adult.”
“For those who defend this type of harassment- you are part of the problem. Not only were they obnoxious and rude- they were incredibly unprofessional while on the job. They brought on their own consequences.”
“How are they calling this revenge when she did the right thing and got justice? Revenge makes it sound like she was unnecessarily lashing back. Call it what it is. Justice.”
Have you ever been the victim of catcalling or other harassment? Do you think what this young woman did was right? Share your thoughts with us here.