This Video of a Woman Getting Catcalled Hopes to Stop Street Harassment
Actress Shoshana Roberts was hooted, harassed, and whistled at over 100 times in 10 hours—and she caught it all on tape!
Boys being boys. Or construction workers being construction workers. That's sometimes how the various "hey baby" catcalls woman face on any given day are shrugged off by society. But people don't always think of the cumulative toll of such street harassment. That's why filmmaker Rob Bliss and actress Shoshana B. Roberts point it out in the two-minute video (below) that they made for ihollaback.org, a non-profit trying to end street harassment.
Dressed in sneakers, skinny jeans, and a t-shirt-she looks like she could have been coming home from the gym-Roberts (silently) walked around New York City for 10 hours. Bliss walked slightly ahead and secretly filmed her and the more than 100 comments she was subjected to by men throughout the day. Somewhere around 0:55 in the video-when one of the men starts following her for five full minutes-it's hard to keep kidding ourselves that this just boys being boys. See for yourself in the video below and tell us what you think in the comments.