Woman From Viral Catcalling Video Getting Rape Threats

On Tuesday, a camera followed a woman wearing jeans and a crew neck t-shirt around Manhattan capturing all the catcalls she got. The video was for the Hollaback, a campaign hoping to curb street harassment. What was interesting was 90% of the harassment came from people sitting down with seemingly nothing better to do. Then there’s the couple of creepy guys who just follow her which would be terrifying for anyone because people like that have no concept of what’s socially acceptable and you have no idea what they’re going to do.

Anyway, she’s getting rape threats now because of course she is. This is the internet. Even people who put up videos of their cats get rape threats. I’m not sure what they were expecting. An intelligent discussion? How long have they been doing this internet thing? Did they think it was all puppies and rainbows?

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