This is mild harassment. Unfortunately for 1 in 4 women harassment becomes assault. This is not exaggerated-many women (including myself) have experienced this on a regular basis.
This woman walked through the streets of NYC for 10 hours to document what most women have to put up with whilst going about their business. Ladies, we’ve all been there right?
So School Me!
I’ve had this in many countries around the world…in different ways.
In Africa you get catcalls but mostly unblinking stares from one end of the street to the other. In London, similar to the video but slightly more restrained. In Scandinavia, polite questions. In Paris, stares and a few cat calls – but not a lot. NYC has to be the loudest and most opinionated about one’s shape, butt and what they would like to do with you as in the video and in LA you get stopped so men can tell you their resume and about the ads they’ve appeared in! (I’m only partly joking!)
Now I’m a pretty down to earth gal…
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