Catcall (/'kat?kôl/): "1.1 A loud whistle or a comment of a sexual nature..." (Oxford Dictionary [US]).
Catcalling can be in the form of comments about a person's physical appearance, wolf-whistling, and physical gestures that are ultimately unwanted because of a lack of consent from the person receiving the catcalling - typically, the targets are women. In an interview with 2500 women in the UK, ActionAid found that 75% had experienced "violence or harassment in cities". In a 2011 survey by Gallup of 11,259 women in the UK, 62% were also less likely to feel safe at night in comparison to 82% of men (Gallup).
Global statistics tend to show that women face higher rates of catcalling, though this is not restricted to women: men and non-binary people also face street harassment, with US statistics showing that primarily LGBT-identifying males faced street harassment, in the form of xenophobic comments (stopstreetharassment.org).
What this survey will attempt to do is to gather information from University of Hertfordshire students and their experiences, and perception, of catcalling, and then compare it with that of students of the College of Charleston. Demographic information can be collected from the survey, such as gender identity, sexuality, age, etc. - however, this is optional information - its only usage will be for statistical evidence.
We do ask that in order to partake in this catcalling survey, you are: (1) 18 years of age, or older; (2) a student at the University of Hertfordshire; (3) have received catcalling, and this has been either on the University of Hertfordshire campus, or around the campus (i.e. the outskirts of the campuses).