As I said in an earlier post, last Sunday I had the pleasure to stand with a group of ladies (and two gentlemen) during the First Annual Anti-Street Harassment Day, which coincided with the international Anti-Street Harassment Day. As part of our outreach, which consisted of "taking-over" the intersection of 52nd and Market streets in hopes of creating a safe space for women to not get sexually harassed (you know, cat-calling, grouping and all that unpleasant jazz), we interview passersby, of all ages and gender, about their thoughts on street harassment. As such, I got some interesting points of views, most of which really illustrated why this issue is important.
And after a minor delay (thanks in part to fiddling around with Windows Live Movie Maker, which after hours in vain of trying to get the piece of shit program to work, I dumped for Windows Movie Maker 2.6), I finally got the video done. I won't go into too much detail, as I have already written extensively about it for The Atlanta Post
. But I would like to just reiterate how important it is for people, of all genders, to take a stand against this type of harassment - not just for the sake of our young girls and women but also for young men, who (as you will see) have been conditioned to believe that this sort of behavior is alright. I would also like to thank Nuala Cabral,
for organizing this great awareness campaign in Philly. Can't wait to do it next year.
Also note that the young men in the video are also the same guys in the picture (above), so they are not necessary bad kids, just a little misguided.