War Zone

It’s after Labor Day, so the worst of holler season is over. But when my friend Jeanne tipped me off to this documentary, I had to share. In War Zone, a woman with a video camera directly confronts men who harass her on the street. (It was made in 1998 — think of it as kind of a precursor to Holla Back.)

What’s fascinating to me is that many of these men don’t even seem to have a reason for cat-calling. It’s just something they do reflexively. And when she asks them to repeat their harassment directly to her face, it’s clear that many of them are embarrassed.

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