This article exists as part of the online archive for HuffPost Canada, which closed in 2021.

Woman In Full Winter Garb Catcalled While In New York City

"Get your sh*t together, guys."

Almost every woman knows how it feels to be catcalled. If you're female, chances are good that crude comments will be lobbed your way sometime this month.

And, as one New York City woman proved, it doesn't matter what you wear.

Christen Brandt posted this image to her Facebook and Instagram accounts Thursday, and it didn't take long to go viral.

While walking through a subway station that day, she wore a winter coat, boots, a scarf and tights, but a man felt the need to call out to her anyways. He commented on her legs, but she ignored him.

He started to follow her as she moved further away.

"Did you hear me, honey? I said you have nice legs. Damn! Thank you."

Brandt, who helped found a nonprofit for girls' education, said it was the 'thank you' that bothered her the most, implying that somehow her legs were there for his enjoyment.

She also dismissed the idea that this kind of attention has anything to do with what a woman wears.

"All women have these moments. All of us. And yet the world acts as if it's still our problem to fix. Get your shit together, guys. I, for one, am sick of dealing with it."


Also on HuffPost

Women share what they wore when they got catcalled

Before You Go

Popular in the Community

This article exists as part of the online archive for HuffPost Canada. Certain site features have been disabled. If you have questions or concerns, please check our FAQ or contact