Woman Films 10 Hour Walk around NYC, Harassed Over 100 Times

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NEW YORK, New York —  Wearing jeans and a crew neck t-shirt, Shoshana Roberts went for a quiet walk around New York City.

She did not say anything to anybody, she simply walked around the city for 10 hours.

She had a hidden camera walking ahead of her, however, to capture every word men said to her as she walked by.

The video was posted by a non-profit called Hollaback, which is a grassroots initiative to raise awareness about and combat street harassment.

The video shows Roberts being harassed by countless strangers, and the end of the video shares that in the 10 hours of filming Roberts, she was verbally harassed over 100 times, not including “the countless winks, whistles, etc,” wrote the filmmaker.

At one point, a man kept asking Roberts for her phone number, and at another moment she was followed by a man for more than 5 minutes.

“We envision a world where street harassment is not tolerated and where we all enjoy equal access to public spaces,” says the organization on its website.
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