This Video Captures The Drastic Emotional Effects That Street Harassment Can Have On Women
Even without any physical contact, staring, cat-calling, and street sexual harassment can be extraordinarily violent acts.
Mumbai-based filmmaker Srivinay Salian teamed up with JoinFilms to make "Stripped," a short film that explores the effect that silent street harassment has on women.
The film shows how a mundane task – commuting to and from work – can be emotionally exhausting because of constant ogling.
As the protagonist silently makes her way from home to an office and back, we are shown that some men stare openly at her every step of the way.
Despite it not being a physically violent act, we are shown how ogling can, nonetheless, be extremely difficult to withstand.
To show how cumulatively toxic staring can be, the woman withstands one tear in her clothes for every instance of ogling...
And, by the end of the day, she feels like she's been stripped.
#ProTip: Sure, everybody stares a little, but if you're doing it in a way that could make your subject feel uncomfortable, threatened, or violated – stop.
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