10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman

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Fire Ronin : After watching this video, I've decided to never attempt to say hi to a woman ever again. I don't want to end up in a harassment video.

Eyes Malloy : So, let me get this straight. After ten hours of walking through the most populated city in the world, you were only able to cut together two minutes of footage in which men spoke to you. For at least half of those two minutes, the things said to you were perfectly polite and acceptable. For the other half, a dozen or so men did say or do something that could possibly be construed as aggressive or inappropriate behavior. In other words, for ten hours you strolled through New York City and for nine hours and fifty-nine minutes, people either ignored you or said something that was completely acceptable and non-threatening, and all the while you were wearing a tight shirt intended to show off your large bosom. And your message is to end street harassment. Uh huh. It seems to me you expected to be able to prove that men are dogs who constantly harass women, and when your experiment proved otherwise, you decided to ignore the evidence and act as though you were right all along. Trust me, the only thing you proved with this video is that you have an ego the size of a small galaxy. Why don’t you do the rest of us a favor and keep that puppy in check.

Number One Todd Fan : How is this harassment? Most of the clips are just people saying hi or hello. Even the people who said she was beautiful, those were probably just compliments.

Zeno :D : "Have a nice evening" OMG I WAS ALMOST RAPED!

Number One Todd Fan : In conclusion: If you are in NY as a woman, you have nothing to worry about. After 10 hours there was a not even 2 minute video. And out of that 1 minute 56 second video. Approximately 80% percent of it was a hello or good evening. Approximately 19% were compliments. And approximately 1% could be POTENTIAL harassment. There was absolutely no physical contact. And on top of that no average person, man, woman, or child would walk 10 hours straight. And to top it off, this video is probably fake anyway since someone had to be a camera person and be at a close enough distance to be easily seen. So to sum that all up : 1 min 56 sec of 10 hours straight in which approximately 1% of that 1 min 56 second video could possibly be considered harassment in a probably fake video, The reason I made a sum up is because most of you would probably skip to the bottom anyway.

NateTalksToYou : *I must ask, how exactly will donating to you help end street harassment? Please explain in detail how you intend to use the money. All your donation page says is, "To invest in a future without street harassment, donate online or mail a check." That is incredibly vague. I would have liked it if you lined out your plans so that potential donators will know how the money is being used.*

Jamie Kinsella : Man:good morning beautiful. You tuber:I was harassed

soccerj75 : Never say hi to a woman, never help a woman, never be alone with a woman..and most importantly...never marry a woman.

Jack Schwartz : Wtf are the donations for? 😂 how is money going to effect street harassment?

Petr Vařák : All these people defending these creeps, let me ask you this, do you say hello to everyone on the street? No. We all know what you mean when you say it to a beautiful woman, so stop pretending like it's just a "hello".

DarkMatter2525 : Why would you include "How are you this morning?" and "Have a nice evening" as harassment? Some of these are genuinely disturbing, but when you include ones that are just being friendly, it detracts from the message, because it makes it seem as though you're being overly sensitive. I'm a bald 38-year-old man, and strangers in public smile and say things like that to me all the time. Not every "hello" is someone harassing you. Now I have to think twice before being friendly to a woman, lest she think I'm trying to harass her. The world is now an eggshell.

thebiggestdreamer101 : I love how all the hate comments are almost all from guys...

Joana Bogdan : A bunch of men here in the comments who have no idea what a woman feels when this happens on a daily basis. Look if someone would come up to me and say 'hi, i'm sorry this is random but i think you're very pretty/ i like your shirt or hair or whatever, have a lovely day' i would be totally fine with it. But these are strange men or old or creepy whose passive comments make me very uncomfortable to a point where i avoid sidewalks with no women on, or at night, or construction workers. What goes in my head is honestly terrible. All i'm thinking is that i need to be ready to run in case one of them is drunk and angry and wants to beat me and rape me after i ignored his remarks. Groups of men staying on sidewalks are honestly so scary for any girl walking alone. Even if all they say is hello. I had someone follow me home and had to go to a girl to help me. I have been groped on the street by a guy who said the same remarks shown in this video. The amount of time i have to walk on the streets at night with my heart beating fast is something no woman should ever feel. These men act like they have never seen a woman before. The amount of stories i know from my friends about street harrasment are even more terrible. Wait until your daughters come home crying that a strange guy cat called her and followed her. Also i'm 18 now but these experiences happen ever since i was 14/15.

Daddy Trump : Do a male version.

Kemani Taylor : This just makes me cringe so hard how people talk to her like that

Maddox : Harassment is wrong. So is misleading people. The way this video is edited suggests that it's a constant torrent of harassment by only men, and gives equal weight to catcalls and stalking by labeling them both "harassment." She walked 10 hours (600 minutes) and got harassed for 3-5 of them. That's 0.83%, not even 1% of the time. Is it a problem? Sure, but not an epidemic like this video is suggesting. She encountered roughly 100 harassers (even if we agree with all her examples of harassment) out of tens of thousands of men and women who didn't harass her (for example, if she passed 20 pedestrians per minute, conservatively, that's 12,000 per 10-hour day, making the prevalence of people who catcalled 0.83%). This is textbook cherry-picking fallacy. A more honest title for this video would be, "Most people are decent human beings." Also, a disproportionate amount of people who complain about cat calling are attractive and young like the woman in this video. Is catcalling as prevalent for older, unfit or conventionally unattractive women? There are no controls for any of this, or city, culture, gender, ethnicity, economic class, neighborhoods or countless other variables. Also, she's asking for donations to the "Hollaback" campaign, but the website doesn't list any statistics, methodology or evidence to suggest that their efforts to end this problem are working. Nor is there any reliable way to measure the level of "catcalls" consistently, or a time frame for how long it might take to solve this problem. Years? Decades? Months? They use your funds for expensive seminars and training sessions without any evidence that these seminars could produce results. And when fewer than 1-3% of the people you encounter harass you, it seems like a terrible misappropriation of funds to spend on this campaign when burglary, assault, grand theft and vandalism are so much more prevalent and affects way more people of all genders and levels of attractiveness--not just mostly young, attractive women.

Superhatman64 : Golden rule- Never say hi to a women

Domstaa : Ignoring half these people who where just trying to be nice is just flat out rude, experiment or not.

Stella Bella : God the people in these comments are dumb. Y’all honestly believe those hello’s were innocent or did you just choose to ignore the way the men looked high up and down slowly at the same time? It’s creepy, stop. Nobody wants to talk to you.

LOONYLOGAN lNl : Half of the clips are you just being rude and ignoring completely polite and normal people trying to say hi.

ProtoMario : Ratings disabled, what a surprise. Comments are sure to follow.

Robbie Hart : It's only "harassment" if the girl isn't into you. Even an average looking guy can go up to a random girl and tell her she's beautiful and he wants her number and if he can come off as confident she will like it.

TWDxKILL3R : And we wonder why females are narcissists

alexgenthusiast : it is absolutely appalling that the message went over so many heads. so many defenses brought up. first ten comments i read... shameful. one claims to be a feminist? guess you don't know the definition. jokes on all you people defending these guys... that means you're part of the problem.

Kasser Khoder : 10 hours of walking and you give us a 1 minute video

Jack Northrup : I remember my father telling  me, " When I was young women and girls just passing by would often nod, make eye contact or smile. Sometimes say hi or hello. Even if I didn't look or smile first. As I got older the young girls quit, but the women still did. Then it reached a point where only the older women did. Now, none of them do. Now I am old it is as if I am a ghost, already dead. Even when I smile first, the smile is usually wasted, unseen, because people don't just see me anymore. That is what happens when you get old." Cultures are very different. I am an American in the Philippines, 65 years old. I am often greeted by strangers men, women and girls. To greet, meet and have conversion with a complete stranger in the Philippines is quit common. HOWEVER, this women did not make eye contact, did not smile and obviously did not want to be disturbed. The men that made a point of walking along side her were, without a doubt, trying to intimidate her. That was, to me near criminal. I agree some were harassing. However, some may good people just wanting to put a smile on that preoccupied, emotionless face.

Audon : This is either staged as hell. Or New York is even more shitty place then I thought.

Colonel Cum Dumpster : I think many of these overreacting women forget that men talking to them, in any way, is one of the reasons women get boyfriends/husbands at all

Micah Silago : Look at these pervs in the comments. Lmao smh.....


jonathan her : she got more compliments 10 hours than I got in 17 years

my pop socket fell off : Most of the people that verbally confront her are beggars, who are looking for attention from anyone.

Marlon Campbell : OK no more male female interactions anymore

Fares Berreghis : God bless you😂😂. I guess all guys in the video are church boys

dannass555 : Too Fake, too gay.

Ximboid : When you play as a girl in gta V

Laura And The Titanic : 've been sexually harassed from the age of 11 and most women I know have experienced the same from a young age. We are not imagining it or holding secret coven meetings to blackmail a man that happens to glance in our direction. The simple fact is we don't want to be spoken to by random strangers on the street. I don't think anyone does regardless whether they are male or female. Life isn't like it is in a Disney film where we all sing and dance as we pass each other by with pure hearts. As a young woman & speaking from experience when a strange man tries to stop me, talk to me, follow me, the motive is clearly of a sexual nature. They are sexually attracted to me & therefore they believe it is their right to tell me so in hopes of reciprocation when the chances of that happened is less than 1%. These individuals spouting (and I noticed it seemed to be only males) that "he's only saying hello" or "can't you take a compliment?" need to STFU. I'm sick of hearing this. In 99% of cases, when a strange man says hello to me and asks how I am, it is a ploy to engage me in conversation. The motive behind it is sexual. I guarantee you the next question will be do you have a boyfriend? Can I get your number? Or worse, he might comment on my body. He isn't doing it to be my friend. How many people stop one another in the street & want to be friends with people they don't know. Hardly never. Stop sugar coating it with this BS that "he doesn't mean it that way" or "you're overreacting". I don't see random men complimenting other men outside, so why is it suddenly acceptable to do so to random women you've never met before. Most women are pretty clear this is harassment as the intent behind it is of a sexual nature. Normal men who respect women know their boundaries and will seek a romantic relationship with a woman through the normal channels ie dating sites, apps, bars, clubs, mutual friends. The same applies to a woman seeking a romantic relationship with a man.I just want to be able to walk down the street to go to the shop and back, without having a man leering at me or trying to engage me in some sort of conversation. My parting words, my older sister was on a bus when she was 17 & an older man sat down beside her. He kept glancing at her & after a while, she started to get uncomfortable as it was pretty noticeable. The man suddenly turns to her and compliments her on her gloves. Her gloves. My sister doesn't answer him. He starts moving closer to her until he is practically touching her and she ends up getting off the bus way before it was her stop just to get away from him. He wasn't being friendly or complimenting her. He was a fucking creep who liked the way my sister looked and thought it was perfectly alright for him to let her know his intentions when she doesn't even know him and is half his age. He was a pervert. The men in this video are looking her and down, one says "Nice" as he walks by, she's not a fucking car or a piece of cake, she's a human being. Normal decent men don't act like this. Normal decent men don't catcall and make sexual comments to an 11 year old girl. Men that harass women are scum. End of.

Floppy Bird : women nowadays 1. they are mad when they dont get enough likes on Instagram 2. they are mad when nobody looks at them on the street 3. they are mad every single time. F* u all.

Doug Burr : Wow! I never knew how difficult it must be for a woman. All that harassment from all those creepy men, and she's just a 5, imagine how bad it must be for a 9 or a 10!

adz123888 : Also don't forget some people were likely homeless and were trying to get some coins.

joey fucker 69 : "Hello beautiful" "Have a nice day" "God bless you" "Have a good evening darling" "Good morning" "Hi how are you" "How are you this morning" WOW RAPE AND HARRASSMENT SOMEBODY CALL THE POLICE

Alaby : wow a crewneck t-shirt and jeans? Are men realizing that by doing this, women WILL NOT WANT TO WEAR SEXY CLOTHES IN THE STREET? Did you know that in Mexico its very rare to see a girl with a short skirt, shorts, or crop top? Guess why??? This type of thing is happenning in Mexico, to see it happenning in the USA is just sad. Mexico is a third world country, with less access to education. Mostly uneducated street people do this kind of thing. To all the people saying that its "just guys saying hello", do you not realize that there are different ways to say hello? Do you think that the best way to get a woman to talk to you is saying, " Damn, thank you."? If you do, then you are a lost cause, and no one should waste time explaining things to you. Do whatever you want, but do it TO YOURSELVES, dont make others laugh at your carelessness and uneducated comments. Because in the end, doing this makes you look like an idiot. You want to see a sexy woman with a short skirt on the street? Guess what, every time you whistle or make her feel uncomfortable, SHE WILL WANT TO COVER UP MORE. Doesn't take a smart guy to figure that out,... or does it? If you want to screw yourself over (and other men), from seeing women dressed sexy, then good job, you are making it happen.

Kb Killa : I don’t think you men understand how uncomfortable it is to be looked at like a piece of meat and called upon, y’all shouldn’t be doing that it’s very inappropriate.

Isabel O'brien : Seriously all the coment section Is full with guys defending what men's were doing in the video, bc they're probably did it a lot of times in the streets. It is anoying to get this kind of coments, also uncomfortable

Jonathan Castelino : Fuckin feminist

Tiffany D. Roberts : I'm a woman. And I took my own head count. 15 of these men were simply saying "hello" or "have a nice day/evening". Half of them said "God bless you". A couple said "damn" and 2 of them followed her simply trying to carry a conversation. Nowhere in this video did I see anything REMOTELY close to cat calling or sexual harassment. None of these men commented on her body parts, none of them touched her and none of them said anything to offend her. I'm trying to figure out how simply telling someone to have a nice day is considered sexual harassment and cat calling.

Russian Bot : It’s ironic how men elevate women’s egos by complementing them even though they are ugly but females put men down even though they are attractive! #doublestandards

Andro guy : Guy : Have a good day! - *Several hours later* - Girl - #metoo I was harrassed in front of the public

peterkennedy59 : I live in London and frankly anyone in London would consider men making comments at a woman not just as harassment but weird. Why should this woman put up with moronic comments from a bunch of strangers. I like New York a lot but this disturbed me.

yea im black u got a problem? : uhm how is saying “have a good evening” harassment