When Street Harassers Realize The Women They're Catcalling Are Their Moms In Disguise

When Street Harassers Realize The Women They're Catcalling Are Their Moms Undercover

If you've ever wanted to tell a street harasser to stick it where the sun don't shine, but couldn't find the right words -- don't worry, these mamas got you covered.

A PSA about street harassment shows what happens when men realize the women they're catcalling are actually their mothers. Sponsored by Everlast, the PSA takes place in Lima, Peru where seven out of 10 women between the ages of 18 and 29 have faced some form of street harassment. The video features two "repeat offenders" who unknowingly catcall their moms who agreed to dress in disguise and walk past their sons.

While the video features actors, an Everlast spokesperson told The Huffington Post that the PSA was a "fake documentary" based on real events that happened in the past.

In partnership with Peruvian civil society group "Paremos El Acoso Callejero" ("Let's Stop Street Harassment"), Everlast conducted several comprehensive interviews with men who have catcalled women in the past. Everlast said that "many of the male subjects had indeed once or twice 'catcalled' by mistake one of their female family members, making them feel profoundly embarrassed about the situation."

"We did not want to cause huge family rifts, particularly between a mother and a son once the action finalized as this would be a 'low blow' and unfair to the son," the Everlast spokesperson said. "We wanted to provoke, not cause harm."

"Fake documentary" or not, the outcome is highly satisfying. After their sons yell some fairly unsavory things, the horrified moms publicly berate them. One of the women actually repeatedly hits her son over the head with her purse after he calls her "Tasty panties." It's everything you've ever wanted a catcaller to hear.

So street harassers, next time you want to catcall a woman imagine how you would feel if she was your mom. Or just realize she's a human being and keep your mouth shut.

This article has been updated with additional information from Everlast, and specifically regarding the PSA's use of actors rather than real, unsuspecting people.

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