Earlier this month, Julia Price was on a run when a man began catcalling her.

At first he was yelling “sexy lady, hey hey hey sexy lady!” over and over. Julia then ignored the man but of course, he did not take it well. The man followed up with “eff you, dumb b****!”.

“That was my trigger point,” says Julia.

Right as she was about to stand up to this man, a young boy was walking by with his mother and little sister. This boy said something to the man quite profound for his age:

“Hey. That is not nice to say to her and she didn’t like you yelling at her. You shouldn’t do that because she is a nice girl and I don’t let anyone say mean things to people. She’s a girl like my sister and I will protect her.”

The man was immediately embarrassed and left the scene. After Julia thanked the young boy, he responded with, “Well, I just wanted to make sure your heart was okay.”

You can read the original post below:



I was on my usual running path when I heard an older man yelling loudly enough for me to hear through my headphones. “…

Posted by Julia Price on Wednesday, November 18, 2015





Catcalling is a serious issue

It is important to teach children at a young age to be brave and courageous, and to speak up about what is right and wrong. This young boy from the story knew that what the man was doing was wrong, and verbally identified it. If we can instill these values in the next generation, we will have a society with much more respect for one another.

On a related note, last year, a woman recorded herself walking around New York City for 10 hours and experienced 100+ instances of verbal street harassment and catcalling, not including gestures such as winks and whistles. You can watch the video below.