Wolf whistle billboard at NJ mall draws protest

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Posted: Jun 22, 2012 3:30 PM
Wolf whistle billboard at NJ mall draws protest

WEST WINDSOR, N.J. (AP) — A construction billboard inside a New Jersey mall has come down after a protest that its message about wolf whistles treated sex harassment as a joke.

The billboard at MarketFair Mall in West Windsor read: "We apologize for the whistling construction workers, but man you look good!" It was illustrated with a cartoon image of a woman in high leather boots.

Princeton University philosophy professor Elizabeth Harman was at the mall Sunday and was offended by the billboard. She posted a picture on Facebook, and a friend blogged about it. That led Holly Kearl of the organization Stop Street Harassment to start a petition drive to have it removed.

Kearl says mall management agreed to remove it Monday, and they did. A mall spokeswoman did not return calls for comment.