Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Sexual Harassment - More Than Unwanted Sexual Advances

For ten hours, actress Shoshana Roberts walked the streets of Manhattan with microphones in her hands recording the comments made to her by men she didn't know. In front of her was filmer Rob Bliss who was outfitted a backpack with a hidden camera.

Men approached, leered at, and trailed Roberts, sometimes for minutes at a time, as they seemed to believe that women's bodies should be accessible to them on command.

The ever present threat of sexual harassment is real for women, no matter where we go. Sexual harassment and disrespectful, dangerous views of men toward women are not a case of "isolated incidences." Every women knows that, so we must be on guard 24/7.