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Research Update


Just a quick note to highlight that as this blog is part of an academic research project, all posts can be reproduced without expressed permission and used in the project’s final analysis. This has been cleared through the Ethics Committee at London Metropolitan University. All posters will be anonymised.


Call for Participants Now Closed


Thank you to everyone who emailed, commented, shared and blogged about this project. The response has been so fantastic I have now had to close the call for participation.

Thanks for your interest and I will be updating the blog intermittently with research updates and findings.

Research Update


Thanks for your interest!

I’ve had an overwhelming response today from all the tweets, messages and posts that have been sent out about my research into women’s experiences of the way men respond to them in public.

I really appreciate your interest and don’t want to lose your participation but it’s just taking a little bit longer than usual to respond to everyone.

Please bear with me as I get through all the responses, if anything this proves how important this issue is for us all.

If this is the first time you’ve come to this page, you can find out more through the About tab above or looking at my previous post ‘Have you ever experienced attention from a man you didn’t know in public?’



Have you ever experienced attention from a man you didn’t know in public?


Anything like…

  • Being told to ‘cheer up’ or ‘smile’
  • Having comments made about your appearance that you either liked or disliked
  • Being assaulted, flashed, touched or followed by a male stranger
  • Feeling as though you are being stared at
  • Or any other experiences you want to talk about?

Do you want to talk about it?

I am a female PhD student at London Metropolitan University researching women’s experiences of the way men respond to them in public, and particularly how they feel about this.

I am looking for women who have anything to say about this, no matter how big or small, to have a short 1/.2 hr – 1 hour chat with me. If you want to, you’ll also be given a research notebook to record your experiences over the next few weeks. If you agree we will then meet up again to discuss what you found and anything else you want to add about your encounters with men in public.

I believe the great problems are in the streets, and need your voice to understand the meanings you make of everyday experience.

If you are at all interested please get in touch by emailing me at and I will send you more details to help you make your decision about whether you want to participate.

I am based in London and can travel to anywhere which is approximately an hour or so outside of the capital.

This study is for women only.

Thank you.