What's Street Harassment Look Like for White Men? Awesome.

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What's it like to be a white man walking silently through New York City for 10 hours? Pretty lucrative. Strangers want to network, they tell you you look "powerful" and even gift you free Chipotle burritos! This is what street harassment looks like through the eyes of Funny or Die and I want in, yo.

The comedic site's 10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Man is a twist on the seemingly well-intentioned but problematic street harassment video released by Hollaback and a marketing company called Rob Bliss Creative earlier this week. Their final (admittedly edited down) video showed a white women wandering through black and Latino neighborhoods in New York, because the white ones weren't open?


On the other hand in Funny or Die's spoof, the site skewers the problem of being a non-white man and jokes about the patriarchy that creates harmful dynamics like street harassment. They get it. Also, pumpkin spice season, son!

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Madeleine Davies

"100+ instances of verbal street privilege took place within 10 hours...If you want to help, please do nothing. Leave the patriarchy in place."