This young woman volunteered to walk around the streets of New York for ten hours, walking behind a companion who had a GoPro camera mounted on his backpack. She is holding a microphone in both hands to record the comments directed at her during her walk, which have been clarified with captions in the 2-minute video. The video is edited; she received about ten unsolicited comments per hour of walking.
Via Reddit, where the discussion thread focuses on the creepy guy who walks beside her for five minutes silently.
In an interesting test of the “boys will be boys” hypothesis, the New Zealand Herald decided to re-create the Hollaback video on the streets of Auckland, recruiting a model named Nicola Simpson to star. As in the New York video, Simpson walked around the city for 10 hours behind a hidden camera chronicling her trip. And guess what happened? She received zero catcalls. None. Not one.Video at the link.