New Yorker Shoshana B. Roberts walks around NYC for 10 hours in "jeans and a crew-neck T-shirt." You will not believe what men say and do to her. I'm a man and I can't believe it. It's a unending litany of objectification, faux friendliness and downright sociopathy. There's the cliched but still thoroughly obnoxious "Smile!," a smattering of "Hey, baby" and "Hey, beautiful," and just dudes yelling "Damn!" Way to keep it classy, fellas.
At 0:58, a guy JUST WALKS BY HER SILENTLY FOR FIVE MINUTES. Horrifying.
The worst part is that as much as this video is a clear indictment of men being the worst, YouTube comments aplenty are saying these guys are just being friendly. Oh, yeah, this is just normal, friendly behavior. Give me a break. I've walked around NYC for two years and no one ever has ever randomly wished me a good day, because no one wants to have sex with me.
This is thorough documentation of men harassing women solely for sexual purposes. She hasn't done anything to express her personality, she's just walking the streets. Yet men are treating her like an object to react to instead of a person. No person deserves that. For anyone seriously saying, "These are compliments!," no, they're not. As one writer put it, "These are not compliments. These are leers that borrow the language of compliments." Spot on. This video was made to support an org dedicated to end street harassment. Donate here.
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