If you've ever heard a man harassing a woman on the street and wondered, "would they say those disgusting things to their own mother?," it turns out the answer might be yes.
According to a PSA about street harassment produced by sporting goods company Everlast, legendary Peruvian athlete Natalia Malaga identified known catcallers in Lima, and then found their mothers and convinced them to wear dresses and wigs and walk past their unsuspecting sons.
Even though the results are predictable, they're so satisfying.
The moms tear into their offspring with a mix of anger and disappointment. "What's the matter with you Renzo?," one mom says. "What they told me about you was true! About you saying such dirty things to women!"
When Renzo tries to blame it on the way she's dressed, she gets really angry, saying, "we women can wear whatever we want!"
Another mom-in-disguise gets insulted by her son after he says, "hello piggy." She gets so mad, she tears off her wig and throws it at his feet, yelling, "I'm here to see if you are really harassing women!"
In response, her son proves that he's both immature enough to be harassing strangers and to still be using the "it wasn't me, mom!" excuse. "The guy in the car did it mom!," he sputters.
The lesson here is simple: If you wouldn't say it to your mom, don't say it to a stranger. After all ... that stranger just might be your mom.
Check out the full video here: