A woman called out her coworker for doubting the existence of catcalling - and the internet flooded him with personal stories

Posted On: Jun 14, 2018   |   Posted By: Business Insider

A woman called out her coworker for doubting the existence of catcalling - and the internet flooded him with personal stories

WGN radio host John Williams questioned on Twitter whether street harassment really exists.
His colleague Amy Guth asked people to tell him their stories - and they flooded him with responses.
Gua told INSIDER that catcalling is so pervasive it's hard to communicate to people who haven't experienced it.
Eighty-five percent of women have experienced street harassment before. But for people who don't experience it, catcalling can be hard to comprehend.
Chicago-based WGN radio host John Williams learned that earlier this week when he posted a tweet expressing skepticism about the frequency of street harassment.
See, this is what I mean. Does any of this stuff really happen? - John Williams June 13, 2018
The tweet was noticed by his colleague, Amy Guth, who is also a columnist and editor at The Chicago Tribune. She called upon her followers to educate Williams. They flooded him with responses .
Women of internet: my colleague keeps insisting I can't possibly be telling the truth re instances of...

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