War Zone

I just came across this great documentary on Feministing, in which a woman films and confronts the men and boys who harass her on the street:

(For a better quality version of the trailer, click on the link to the documentary above.)

It’s interesting to see the range of reactions she gets, from embarrassment to a complete lack of understanding that there’s anything wrong with voicing an opinion on a stranger’s appearance. The lack of any kind of attempt at an apology is very much conspicuous.

The aim of the film is to ‘take the power back’, and it’s certainly empowering and uplifting to watch.

Incidentally, I’m still getting comments on the blog post I wrote last year asking readers whether they’d experienced street harassment; you might like to direct people to it next time they claim street harassment isn’t that common / is harmless fun / should be taken as a compliment.