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Woman Documents Sexual Harassment; Receives Rape Threats

Cory Doc­torow report­ing for Boing Boing:

Shoshana B Roberts spent 10 hours walk­ing the streets of New York with a hid­den cam­era crew, doc­u­ment­ing over 100 cat­calls (plus count­less less-vis­i­ble forms of harass­ment), as part of a cam­paign from Hol­laback, who work to fight street harass­ment of women.

With­in a day, she had over a mil­lion views — and a total­ly pre­dictable pas­sel of rape-threats from creeps. 

This is sad. The ensu­ing rape threats are not only utter­ly dis­gust­ing, they fur­ther prove the neces­si­ty for aware­ness on street harass­ment. Cat call­ing is not a com­pli­ment. The nev­er end­ing focus on the female appear­ance is a prob­lem that tran­scends our indus­try, and each of us can do our part in being respectful.