‘Walking in NYC as a woman’ video goes viral

What happens when a woman wearing jeans and a T-shirt walks silently through the streets of New York City for 10 hours?

She receives a lot of catcalls from male bystanders, and they are all caught on tape.


The public service announcement was created by Rob Bliss and Hollaback! to highlight the rampant amount of street harassment that women experience every day. Actress Shoshanna B. Roberts wears a nondescript outfit and remains silent throughout her walk, with her eyes straight ahead and a no-nonsense expression on her face.

The reactions Roberts receive range from simple hellos to guys following her down the street. Over 100 unsolicited comments are recorded during her walk.

The experiment is leading to a heated discussion online, and Roberts has received death threats via YouTube.

The video has generated over 4.7 million page views.

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