Monday, March 9, 2009

War Zone  

I saw a great documentary today in my Psychology of Women class, called War Zone. Filmmaker Maggie Hadleigh-West ventures onto city streets and waits for men to harass her. The second they do, similar to Holla Back, she turns her camera on them - video camera, that is. She interviews them on why they feel the need to do such a thing, and bombards them with questions until they get increasingly uncomfortable and sometimes hostile. It's really fun to watch, because you know that these scumbags will think twice before they harass another woman again. It's an extremely powerful movie that sheds light on how often street harassment happens, but how little is done about it. Here's the first five minutes of the movie:

If you can, I would highly recommend organizing a screening at your university or in your community.

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