29 October 2014

Hidden Camera Records Street Harassment Faced By A Woman In NYC

[Click here to view the video in this article]

For 10 hours, a lady clad in a black t-shirt and jeans took to the streets of New York City. That silent walk resulted in “100+ instances of verbal street harassment”.

The following PSA was created by Washington Times columnist and professional speaker Rob Bliss for non-profit organization Hollaback!, a movement to put a stop to street harassment.

New York-based Shoshana B. Roberts volunteered for the filming of the video, where she would walk silently with two mics in her hands. Bliss filmed the entire process by walking in front of Roberts with a camera hidden in his backpack.

Hollaback! wrote: “It’s important to keep in mind that this video only captures verbal harassment, and Rob and Shoshana can attest to the harassment overall falling evenly along race and class lines. While filming, Shoshana noted, ‘I’m harassed when I smile and I’m harassed when I don’t. I’m harassed by white men, black men, Latino men. Not a day goes by when I don’t experience this.’”

Find out more here and watch the video below:

[via Laughing Squid, images via Rob Bliss]