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What's up girl? Smile! You don't wanna talk?
These are just some of the things yelled to a woman walking around the streets of New York City — more than 100 times in a single day — in a video released as an anti-harassment PSA that has quickly gone viral.
The group Hollaback! filmed Shoshana B. Roberts as she walked around silently in Manhattan for ten hours wearing jeans and a T-shirt. Roberts called the volume of unwanted creepy compliments, catcalls and pick-up lines pretty standard.
“I’m harassed when I smile and I’m harassed when I don’t," Roberts said in a press release accompanying the video. "I’m harassed by white men, black men, Latino men. Not a day goes by when I don’t experience this.”
— Jillian Sederholm