THIS IS NOT OK
A friend of mine mentioned to me that this video was the first time she realized that it is not normal for this to happen to women. Meaning, she has accepted it as fact that when she walks out in public she will be harassed and this video made her aware that it’s not ok.
The video was created as a PSA for street harassment and to promote the organization Hollaback. [You can read more about it here]
I’ve never heard about the organization before but I’m glad to hear that they exist. Their tagline is strong:
You have the power to end street harassment
As a white adult male I don’t think I’ve ever been approached or spoken to on the streets by a stranger (except by mentally disturbed people on the streets of San Francisco - but thats for another post) and I would like to live in a world where everyone feels the same safety in public, no matter their race or gender.
I’m not really sure how I can help in this moment besides sharing this video and donating to their organization but if you have any ideas please do share them with me.