Catching Catcalls On Camera, Ctd

“American Girl in Italy.” Photograph by Ruth Orkin, 1951. pic.twitter.com/27lx4IFkCy — Wayne (@Toaster_Pastry) September 16, 2014 A bunch of commentary still remains from last week’s popular thread: I am a 31 and I’ve been getting these so-called “hellos” on the street for about 20 years (basically since I started to get breasts). Let’s stop pretending that … Continue reading Catching Catcalls On Camera, Ctd

Catching Catcalls On Camera, Ctd

Many more readers have their say on the controversial video: You know, I wish this could be supplemented by videos of what it’s like for women to walk down the street who don’t conform to “pretty” norms. Quite frankly, plain women, or ones not compliant with “available chick” visual norms, get just as many cat calls … Continue reading Catching Catcalls On Camera, Ctd

Catching Catcalls On Camera, Ctd

A reader pinpoints another unintentionally revealing aspect of that Hollaback video: The elephant in the room here that no one is discussing is the racial aspect.  It’s pretty clear that the vast majority of men catcalling in that video, and the most egregious examples, are displayed by minorities – either African-American or Latino men. I’m not saying … Continue reading Catching Catcalls On Camera, Ctd

Catching Catcalls On Camera, Ctd

Many readers are scratching their heads over this video: Oh c’mon – street harassment? I watched the video, read the posts, and I don’t see what the fuss is all about.  Yes, it is cringe-worthy, especially where the guy walks along beside her for too long, but she is on the crowded streets of NYC.  I … Continue reading Catching Catcalls On Camera, Ctd

Catching Catcalls On Camera

This video is making the rounds: The backstory: In August 2014, Rob Bliss of Rob Bliss Creative reached out to Hollaback! to partner on a PSA highlighting the impact of street harassment. He was inspired by his girlfriend — who gets street harassed all the time — and Shoshana B. Roberts volunteered to be the … Continue reading Catching Catcalls On Camera

The Best Of The Dish Today

“Sir, we’re mining too many useless minerals.” Hitler: “Mine less then” Grammar Nazi bursts in: “MINE FEWER.” Hitler looks over: “Yes?” — Kat (@katia75014) October 28, 2014 Today, I compared the current mid-terms to a “primal moan“. A reader differs: I see it as a long belch prompted by indigestion, with a bile finish. And … Continue reading The Best Of The Dish Today