Street harassment exposed

By admin
01 November 2014

A young woman, dressed in a plain t-shirt and jeans, takes to the streets of NYC and records the sexual harassment she experiences.

It’s a controversial take on the catcalling that millions of women face when they are simply walking on the street.

Shoshana B. Roberts, an American actress, takes to New York City’s streets, where she walks around for 10 hours and videos all the comments made to her by the men she passes.

The video has seen over 22 million views since it was launched on 28 October, for Hollaback, a movement to end street harassment.

At one point a man follows her closely for five full minutes.

They define street harassment as a form of sexual harassment that takes place in public spaces. “At its core is a power dynamic that constantly reminds historically subordinated groups (women and LGBTQ folks, for example) of their vulnerability to assault in public places. Further, it reinforces the ubiquitous sexual objectification of these groups in everyday life.”

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