A powerful video which aims to highlight the level of street harassment directed at women has been released. In the film a woman walks through the streets of New York for a day with a hidden camera and over 10 hours is catcalled over 100 times.
The film was created as a public service announcement as part of the Hollaback! initiative, which aims to end street harassment of both men and women.
The short video shows a woman dressed in jeans and a crew neck walking through the streets, not uttering a word, and highlights the shocking level of street harassment that so many women experience every day.
Classic lines such as "smile!" and "how are you doing today" can be clearly be heard, as well as the particularly charming line, "Somebody's acknowledging you for being beautiful, you should say thank you more!"
However, there are more uncomfortable moments when a man decides to walk next to her for over five minutes, even though she isn't paying him any attention.
The idea originally came from Rob Bliss of Rob Bliss Creative, who spoke to Hollaback! about creating a PSA, after being inspired by his girlfriend's experiences. Rob filmed Shoshana B. Roberts (the woman in the video) by walking in front of her for 10 hours with a camera in his backpack.
You can watch the whole video here, but don't read the comments below; trigger warning.
Head to ihollaback.org for more information