Hastings Women’s Law Journal


Sonja Arndt


This article shines light on the lack of street harassment laws in the United States, while outlining why there is an immediate need for these types of laws. The author seeks to develop a working legal definition of street harassment, while subcategorizing street harassment into three separate categories: catcalling, verbal sexual harassment, and verbal sexual assault. Lastly, the author puts forth a legal proposal which would criminalize verbal sexual harassment and verbal sexual assault.