Isn’t NYC Bastion Of Liberalism??


Gothamist:

Video: Woman Endures Endless Catcalls During 10 Hour Walk In NYC

A woman wearing jeans and a crewneck t-shirt walked around NYC for ten hours with a hidden (to everyone else) camera fixed on her. Below is the result, which features a greatest hits of catcalls, like: “Smile!” and “Hey baby!” Also featured is the most infuriating catcall of all: “Somebody’s acknowledging you for being beautiful—you should say thank you!” Ladies whenever will we learn to smile and thank our street harassers?

On the non-verbal side, there’s a cameo by the creepy lingerer who decides to walk right next to you forever like you’re on you’re on a goddamn first date or something.

The PSA, highlighting the impact of street harassment, was put together by Rob Bliss and Hollaback—they explain that the woman, Shoshana B. Roberts, “volunteered to be the subject… For 10 hours, Rob walked in front of Shoshana with a camera in his backpack, while Shoshana walked silently with two mics in her hands.”

Bliss says he wanted to create this “because I think a lot of men don’t understand the collective weight that this harassment causes. They see it as just an innocent ‘compliment’ but are missing the forest for the trees.”


Wait a second – Isn’t NYC a bastion of liberalism?? Aren’t all of us bumpkins and goobers supposed to act more like civilized urbanites?

If you watch the video you’ll see that most of the incidents recorded were nothing more than guys saying hello to a pretty girl on the street. I’m not sure we could do anything about that if we wanted to.

Watch the video and pay attention to who is doing the catcalling. I didn’t notice a single redneck or hillbilly say a word.

Anyway, this is the Feminist Fauxrage of the Week. Enjoy!


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95 Responses to Isn’t NYC Bastion Of Liberalism??

  1. The Klown says:

    Except the examples given aren’t threats. Saying “I hope you get raped” is wrong but it isn’t a threat. You really can’t pay too much attention to what anonymous online trolls say anyway.

    • foxyladi14 says:

      Ain’t that the truth they are all cray. cray. 🙂

    • 49erDweet says:

      Applying a teensy amount of analysis to this report seems to indicate in ten hours of walking around NYC she was ignored/not harassed for nine hours and 45 minutes. Is there really a problem?

      • 1539days says:

        I heard 100 catcalls in 10 hours, or one every six minutes? How long does it take to get from one place to another in NYC? Maybe 2-3 catcalls?

        And that’s assuming you don’t want anyone to say hi to you.

    • Jadzia says:

      I saw that video and it brought back shitty, shitty memories of living in Chicago as a young woman. To this day I automatically stare at the ground when a young man passes me on the street–it’s not even something that I do consciously. I don’t understand why it is so hard to understand that the woman is not the problem here–it’s a bunch of dudes who clearly were not raised right. You shouldn’t have to wear a damn burka to be able to walk to work or the grocery store without a chorus of “Smile!” or “Hey baby” or whatever. If you ignore them, you’re a bitch. If you respond (to avoid being called a bitch) and then something bad happens? Well, why did you encourage him?

      Anyway, I actually had popped in to say that according to my STUPID STUPID STUPID Facebook friends, the REAL problem with this video is that it does not include enough white guys.

      There are not enough face palms in the world.

      • Jadzia says:

        Also, I am having Oreos and a mocha for breakfast, which is to say that it MIGHT be one of those few days of the month when I am unusually cranky. : )

        And upset because of a kitten that got away.

    • Jadzia says:

      Also, although a man might see it as “saying hello to a pretty girl on the street,” many women see it very differently. I cannot be the only person who has had the experience where the dude got scary and threatening (and if it is dark out and there aren’t people around, it can be pretty fucking scary) because I didn’t smile pretty for him the way he wanted.

      Tl;dr version: Mr. Dispenser of Street “Compliments,” do you know that lady? No? Then keep your mouth shut.

  2. piper says:

    Helen,
    Did you get your driver’s license?

    • HELENK3 says:

      The earliest I could get an appointment at the DMV is Nov 11. I am hoping for a way to get there earlier

      • foxyladi14 says:

        WE are having a time Helen. I have to get mine before my birthday the 14th. 🙂

      • Somebody says:

        Helen it’s because you are in a city. Getting an appointment at the DMV in Jacksonville is difficult too, but up here where I live you can walk right in.

        • Helen, It really might be worth your while if you have the patience to just go in there early and wait a little. You might be waiting even with an appt. Plus, who knows what else they may say “we forgot to tell you this is needed also”. I live in Ft. Lauderdale. I recently had to go this same route and noticed they were taking folks w/o appt.s as fast as we that had them. It was a rainy day btw. Don’t know if that had anything to do with it but….
          Anyway, after you get past the front, you’re just placed in the general group just like everybody w/o appt.s so you end up waiting anyway. I hated the whole procedure but it didn’t turn out as bad as it used to be except hearing obvious things explained over and over to people who just shouted expletives and stood there not budging like that was gonna help. Since we have online renewal its not as bad as it once was.

          • votermom says:

            Don’t go the last 2 days or the first two days of the month. and don’t go the first day of the week it opens (here that’s Tuesday). So .. try next Wednesday or Thursday?

      • 49erDweet says:

        Take all your documents and be there as the door opens and stand in the wait line, or whatever they call it. Trust me, they will work the line down as fast as they can. Btw, why did you need to wait for that document? Was it the name change? Don’t you have a valid CA license or ID to surrender? FL is signatory to the same compact as CA and must accept them. Don’t be afraid to bitch to a manager. IM me on FB if you’re still having problems. It’s only DMV. Relax. 🙂

        • 49er, we have had recently new legislation passed and we’re a state that will not give illegal aliens (undocumented, rather) DL’s. So everybody must appear for their renewal one time and prove citizenship. A lot of people who had licenses are not being renewed.

          • 49erDweet says:

            Got it, and that’s great and explains why the document. Thx. Working at DMV was one of my funnest jobs. In CA our field offices were a separate division, and we enjoyed tweeking Hq’s nose.

  3. DeniseVB says:

    I was just reading a Taylor Swift article on Gothamist 😀 I’ll go look for it once I drop this off….

    in honor of Game 7, some fun with charts, videos of ceremonial pitches.

    http://www.ijreview.com/2014/10/194410-chart-famous-people-baseball-pitches/

  4. mothy6767 says:

    HELEN K
    I like Hulu plus and I use bing as a search engine. One month free offer from bing rewards. I cancel day before use a card I used the month before and get free for 30 days. You cannot apply the gift code to an existing account but you can cancel and use same credit card a month later. I had four brothers in the same room growing up. I need noise to go to sleep. Find Hulu hard to navigate. NETFLIX is easy. Although I find myself watching The Flash and Arrow because of Hulu. Also find the Shondra Rhimes shows boring. SCANDAL is like if ER and Dynasty had an abortion and had nonsense humor.

    • Mothyman, have you checked out nowhere TV? Its a private Roku channel you won’t find on the channel store lineup. Not sure if you use Roku but this channel has plenty of content, lots educational and news stuff you won’t find. Google it and they’ll explain how to add it to your lineup. As a cord-cutter, I’m always looking for how to get the most out of streaming tv.
      Then I always check Instantwatcher too: http://instantwatcher.com/
      You can catch movies before they expire and see whats popular, etc, new releases and upcoming stuff. Streaming is the way to go. ATT is offering me Direct TV cheap but I’m finding more and more that I’m enjoying directing my TV habits and not watching crap anymore just because I’m too lazy to surf 3389 channels or watch the scrolling lineup.

  5. The Klown says:

  6. mothy6767 says:

    Positive note because some times everything seems so bad. I am a dork and I made a sign that I placed in my baby girl’s lunch box that simply read I believe in you.
    Punk knew today was a court date and she saw me taping a sign in her lunch box.
    Yet she forgot it so I had to walk it to school. Love my monster and know she was scared about judge but needed to stake her claim validate love whatever she was clever and had me walk 30 blocks at 8 am.

  7. DeniseVB says:

    Taylor Swift, Global Ambassador of NYC 😉 Some links in the article to her videos for NYC, I haven’t checked them out yet….

    http://gothamist.com/2014/10/28/taylor_swift_guide_nyc.php

  8. The Klown says:

    I wonder what would happen if they made a follow-up video of her walking around downtown OKC or some other bastion of redneckedness?

    • lizzy says:

      Probably not much; there wouldn’t be so many people loafing on the streets.

      • Jadzia says:

        Oh, and here is my obligatory “what it’s like in France” remark. I keep hearing all this bullshit about how French women LOVE to get catcalled and they feel ugly in the States when it doesn’t happen. (I assume they are visiting more civilized places than NYC.)

        This is just not fucking true. Okay, I am a little past the age of getting catcalled constantly (although it does happen occasionally). However, this town is full of pretty women in their 20s (there’s a university here), and of course everybody walks everywhere. So I see young women out and about all the time. And I don’t see or hear NEARLY the level of harassment that I recall as being an everyday thing back in Chicago.

        Supposedly things are different if you’re in Italy, though. I’ve only been there once and that wasn’t my experience, but YMMV. Maybe I’m just fug.

  9. The Klown says:

    Wait . . . is that wrong?

  10. The Klown says:

  11. The Klown says:

    I love a story with a happy ending:

    An intoxicated man with a heavily bleeding head wound told Seattle Police Department officers a man dressed as a clown hit him with a wrench at a house party Saturday night in Maple Leaf.

    Officers were called to a home in the 800 block of Northeast 80th Street around 11 p.m. to investigate an assault.

    According to the police report for the incident, the owner of the home and other witnesses, who were all clearly intoxicated, said the victim had been acting inappropriately toward a woman at the party, attempting to “spoon” and “rub up on” her. They said the victim eventually went too far and was asked to leave the party.

    A short time later, guests saw the victim with a 1-inch gash to the top of his head. They told officers they didn’t know how the victim got the injury and wouldn’t be surprised if he did it to himself.

    According to the report, the victim, who was also clearly intoxicated, told officers a man dressed as a clown hit him with a wrench. He was taken to Northwest Hospital to get stitches.

    Guests told officers they weren’t sure if someone dressed as a clown had been at the party. And, the only wrench officers found at the party was plastic and would not be capable of causing the victim’s injury.

    According to the report, officers had to leave before completing their investigation because the homeowner’s lawyer advised him to tell officers they no longer had consent to be in his home.

  12. The Klown says:

    Voting Error at Moline Public Library Switches GOP vote to Democrat:

  13. foxyladi14 says:

    Happening all over .. 👿

  14. foxyladi14 says:

    I see Obama is yammering away on Fox.
    Must about Ebola cause there is a bunch of white coats behind him. 😦

    • mothy6767 says:

      He’ll to the yes. Cheddar. Muenster.brie. Goda. Gorgonzola. Swiss. Port, mozzarella, Romano, parmesan, goat feta. Next to bacon cheese is the greatest thing ever.

      • Jadzia says:

        Actually, I think that “cheese next to bacon” is even better than cheese by itself. I am on a goat-cheese kick at the moment; it’s a local specialty, it’s pretty cheap, and SO GOOD!

  15. votermom says:

    Ugh. This is horrible.
    From NRO Kevin Williamson on Lena Dunham’s memoir:
    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/391348/pathetic-privilege-kevin-d-williamson

    Lena Dunham’s sexual abuse, specifically, of her younger sister, Grace, the sort of thing that gets children taken away from non-millionaire families without Andover pedigrees and Manhattanite social connections. Dunham writes of casually masturbating while in bed next to her younger sister, of bribing her with “three pieces of candy if I could kiss her on the lips for five seconds . . . anything a sexual predator might do to woo a small suburban girl I was trying.” At one point, when her sister is a toddler, Lena Dunham pries open her vagina — “my curiosity got the best of me,” she offers, as though that were an explanation. “This was within the spectrum of things I did.”

    • mothy6767 says:

      Puke degenerate little pig. Warped piece of shit Disgusting a hole. Real kids go through real shit mpossible to believe shit she makes me ill. Gross wretched filth. I spent 6 months watching real kids not pretend fame seeker untalented angry buckets struggle with the real deal. Child abuse is harrowing but so is this slime.

    • mothy6767 says:

      Gurd your loins. When I was a kid my parents could not afford a kite so we made one out of newspaper. So unfair that I get to Jack your SUV in the name of justice.

    • mothy6767 says:

      Ugh is this man child Kevin Williamson who was relevant 17 years ago when he brought us Scream and Dawson’s Creek. Poor little man boy has not grown up in two decades. Kind of feel bad for an adult reliving high school angst for eternity. But go away you are an immature child coddled by an industry that rewards being pathetic.

    • The Klown says:

      Just when you think that Lena Dunham couldn’t possibly be more sick and revolting, she goes and proves you wrong.

      • Jadzia says:

        What a fucking pig. And I feel sorry for her sister, who hopefully does not remember what happened, but did she agree to have her story told to the whole goddamned country? That story should have been hers to tell if she wanted to. Not fucking Lena, who is going to make cash money off of it. Disgusting.

    • DandyTIger says:

      She’s got more issues than… wait, are there any magazines still sold anymore? Well, lots of issues anyway.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Can’t believe they’re actually investigating her “rapist”, sounds like the school started an inquiry over Dunham’s accusations and the media found out his real name. Poor guy. Glad the writer seemed to go along with my first impression of composite people and experiences.

    • Constance says:

      Ick! What a creep.

  16. mothy6767 says:

    Voter fraud should be a felony and punks who commit ID theft deserve the chair. I have no pity. Cost me to get new cards buy ID protection. Little tucking britches are robbing Mr. No pity. String email up. Selfish little brats. Hang their parents as Welland every tucking teacher that / lied to the cum stains and told them they were “special” sod off my winter hiking boots look awful special kicking your pathetic self-interest democratic hairy ass.

  17. That video from NY is disgusting and yea, we in the hillbilly redneck states that are constantly berated in the media wouldn’t try that or our moms would have beaten the hell out of us.
    I was at the dentist today and caught this story about the Kurdish army fighting ISIS. 1 out of 3 of the fighters are women, very impressive – don’t try to put a Burka on these women,
    http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/29/world/us-newest-allies-syrian-kurds/
    and I guess I would have missed this story since I don’t have cable lol.

  18. The Klown says:

    1. Turn television on.
    2. See old lady twerking.
    3. Turn television off.
    4. Drink tequila.

  19. HELENK3 says:

    did I miss something in the video? I did not see anyone touch her or really threaten her. workers have been calling out to women and girls walking by for generations. Most of them would come to the girls aid if someone got too familiar with them.

    and you are right the feminists of today do not want men to help them in any way. want the free love nonsense that has been a guy’s dream for years so what are they complaining about?

  20. The Klown says:

  21. DeniseVB says:

    Our President is an idiot.

  22. DeniseVB says:

    Our friend, Sabo 😀

  23. SHV says:

    My wife just sent me a text, reminding me that today is National Cat Day!!

  24. The Klown says:

    Guerrilla Artist Sabo’s SECRET SERVICE INTERVIEW:

  25. HELENK3 says:

    I was just jumping up and down like it was a Phillies game during that last inning.
    MYIQ you have corrupted me

  26. HELENK3 says:

    http://ulstermanbooks.com/obama-protest-hoax-plant-sucker-vein-hope-keeps-us-alive-2016/

    OH OH check this out.
    the Ulsterman is usual spot on when he posts something

  27. DeniseVB says:

    Both these teams deserve to win the title tonight. What a ride.

    • Somebody says:

      There can only be one champion……..unless you’re a prog then everybody gets a trophy for showing up and you’re not allowed to keep score.

  28. lyn says:

    Game over!

  29. HELENK3 says:

    CONGRATULATIONS MYIQ

    THAT WAS BASEBALL AT IT’S BEST

    • HELENK3 says:

      San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 to win their 3rd World Series in 5 years – @AP_Sports

      • Somebody says:

        Holy cow what a game! What a 9th inning………OMG

        Congrats Klown I know you’re thrilled, if you didn’t have a heart attack watching the 9th inning!

        Savor the happiness, alas baseball season is over…….but it’s still football season!!

  30. DandyTIger says:

    What a game. Holy crap.

  31. trixta says:

    I began watching through no design of my own since Saturday and then curiosity got the best of me, so I kept on watching to the end. Happy the Giants won it!

  32. driguana says:

    That was a fun final World Series game! Congrats to the giants!! That’s the way good sporting events oughta be…down to the wire…the best. I was at the 1960 World Series game (I was all of 14) in Pittsburgh with my dad when Bill Mazeroski hit a home run in the bottom of the 9th inning to win against the Yankees…that was quite a game, too. This one reminded me of that one.

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