The arrival of spring means a few things: flowers in bloom, college graduations, senior proms, skin-baring fashions, and, of course, catcalls from random men on the streets and sidewalks of America. CNN.com has decided to celebrate the season by posing the question "catcalling — creepy or a compliment?" in a story today that has, at this point, been emailed to us some half-dozen times. Holly Kearl, a George Washington University graduate whose master's thesis focused on street harassment, conducted an anonymous email survey of some 225 women and found that 98 percent of respondents experienced some form of street harassment at least a few times, while about 30 percent reported being harassed on a regular basis. "For me, anyone who interrupts my personal space to objectify me or make me feel uncomfortable or threatened is harassing me," she said.
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