street harassment

Man Stands Up to Catcallers, Gets Knocked Unconscious

Here’s a sobering reminder that catcalling is not in fact a joke: A man was knocked unconscious after allegedly defending a group of women from street harassers in Philadelphia this weekend, NBC reports.

According to Philadelphia police, the 39-year-old man (who was visiting the city from Texas) was out around 2:45 a.m. on Saturday morning when he noticed several men in a black Nissan taunting a group of women on the street. After reportedly telling the men to “Watch what you’re saying,” a man got out of the car and punched the victim in the head, knocking him unconscious. Police are still trying to track down the suspect, who fled the scene.

Man Stands Up to Catcallers, Gets Knocked Out