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Woman Barks At Creepy Catcallers And TikTok Is Into It

Lauren Bachman, a TikToker who goes by @whatsupimjared, has gone viral for reacting to a man catcalling her while she was filming.

Bachman was walking along the beach while filming a TikTok about her outfit. A few men began to harass her during the filming.

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She initially replied politely, saying just ‘hi’, but the men would not stop their harassment. So Bachman started barking at them.

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Her viewers went wild for how Bachman dealt with the men and the situation. Her comments were soon lighting up with praise.

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One user said, “Normalize barking at men.”

Another bemoaned the harassment women face constantly. “Like just whyyy. That makes me so uncomfy just let a girl walk in peace.”

Another decided, “That was a great response. I will be using that.”

It wasn’t long before Bachman had another incident of street harassment to share.

She uploaded a video of men catcalling her on the sidewalk and explained that a car full of men had slid up next to her during a walk.

This time, she got more aggressive.

She said she wasn’t afraid of the men and told them she would kill them if they tried anything.

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Most viewers were supportive again, but a few chose this moment to whine about Bachman’s outfit, calling her “attention-seeking.”

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Bachman did not take that well.

“I don’t care if you think I’m ‘attention seeking’ for wearing a crop top and shorts at the beach. … That does not give anyone the right to make me uncomfortable in that way,” Bachman said. “Why are you victim-blaming me? Why are you allowing the cycle to continue and telling those men that what they’re doing is not wrong?”

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Another viewer asked Bachman why she said hi to the men if she was not interested in them.

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Bachman pointed out that men get increasingly frightening if she ignores them, so saying hi and moving on makes the most sense.

“You saw in my video that after I ignored them, then they threatened me,” Bachman said. “I try to do something to not be threatened. … I say ‘hi’ back, and I keep walking. … This was not an invitation to talk to me.”

“You do not need to explain yourself. You deserve to feel safe. So sorry,” a viewer reminded Bachman after she answered some critique.

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