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This Video Proves Street Harassment Is Alive And Well In NYC

There are always battles brewing about what is and isn’t considered racist, classist, or sexist, but those that argue for either side of the issue have a hard time presenting concrete evidence to prove their case.

Well, it turns out all you need to do to prove sexism is alive and well on New York City sidewalks is walk around as a woman for a full day and record all the ridiculous remarks that come your way with a hidden camera.

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That’s what actress Shoshana Roberts and filmmaker Rob Bliss did in an effort to raise awareness about street harassment in NYC, and the results of their social experiment are shocking to say the least.

Ever feel like you didn’t get those catcalling construction worker comedy sketches? That’s probably because you don’t live in New York City!

-Via Cheezburger

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When I got to the guy that said "Have a nice evening" I had to stop the video. How horrible would it be to have someone say something that horrible to you?
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Some of the things they say may sound complimentary on the surface, but this is a city. “God bless,” “Good morning,” and “Have a nice day” are all looking for a response. IF she had responded in any way whatsoever, the guys would’ve keep talking and following her. They would either try to solicit sex or ask for a dollar -and it never stops at just a dollar. Women know that.
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There is no absolute time limit, it would certainly depend on the nature of the harassment. My personal opinion is that giving a compliment in a respectful manner is not harassment. Cat calls, lewd comments and getting into her personal space is certainly harassment.
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