Thursday, June 12, 2014

"Objectified": Short Film About Street Harassment Of Women

In Tiye Rose Hood's (left) short film "Objectified," women speak about their experience of street harassment and their feelings of discomfort and intimidation. Most insightful is Dr. Sheila Tully, an anthropologist, who states, "Harrassment of any kind is always about power. This is a culture that also denigrates women. I don't think it's anything innate in men. I think it's the way that we're really trained within the culture." Tully recalls being cursed at when she and her friends didn't respond to a man in the street, concluding, "A lot of times, men don't really think about it. It's just what you do. It's just being a guy. And they don't see it as being a jerk guy. And it's possible to be a nicer guy." Watch:

(h/t: Best of the Left Podcast)

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