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Case Study: "Shit Men Say to Men Who Say Shit to Women on the Street," Video on Street Harassment
TL;DR - A YouTube video made on the cheap in New York City in March 2012 that encourages men to challenge street harassment and shows them how.
MenChallenging co-founder Joe Samalin, Bix Gabriel, Oraia Reid and Fivel Rothberg and their friends made this video in support of Stop Street Harassment for their first ever Intl Anti-Street Harassment Week in 2012. We wanted to model for men how they could simply interrupt their friends and other men who sexually harass women and girls in public.
"The team that created the video believes that street harassment is flat-out wrong, and that guys have a role in ending it. With humor, the video directly addresses harassers. This powerful action is not about 'brave knights' protecting vulnerable women, but about men holding themselves and other men accountable for both their violence and their silence." - Ms. Magazine Blog