Lindsey, a 28-year-old Minneapolis resident, was recently standing on an escalator when a stranger touched her hair and called her "blondie."
She asked the man if he "could just say 'hi' next time," causing him to call her ugly and scream at her.
This prompted Lindsey, who prefers to be referred by her first name only, to create Cards Against Street Harassment: downloadable, pocket-sized cards that women can print and hand out to unwanted street harassers without speaking at all.
The website headline reads,
Being harassed by strangers isn't fun, but now, responding to street harassment can be.
In addition to the Cards Against Street Harassment -- she's already given out about 25-30 cards -- Lindsey has even filmed some of her interactions with these men and asked them why they do what they do.
She calls the conversations a "cathartic extra response," but is genuinely interested in where these men (one of whom asked her “When you’re dressed the way you are, what’s the purpose for a woman to be on this earth [if not] for a man?) are coming from.
Lindsey says that uploading these videos to YouTube adds an extra layer of embarrassment to an already embarrassing situation.
A man she filmed in her “Minnesota Chicks Are Hot” video has already contacted her:
The filming provides them a platform to embarrass themselves in a way that they’ve already embarrassed me. The irony is not lost on me, that a man who gave me unwanted attention is now upset he may get unwanted attention.
Check out some of her videos: