Via Hollaback comes this video of a woman confronting a man who had his penis out, in a condom, and was pressing up against her on an NYC train.
The woman in this video seriously rocks! She turns the tables on her harasser, making it clear she sees what he’s doing, sharing that with the whole train car, and insisting he will be coming with her to see the police. The video’s also a great example of using technology as a tool to fight harassment, as a group of people start taking video and photos of the flasher in question. And I think it’s a testament to the success of programs like Hollaback – I don’t know what inspired this particular woman to stand up to her harasser, but it’s certainly heartening to know this action is part of a larger movement of people who won’t accept this kind of behavior any more.
(You can’t see the penis in question in the video, but the audio may be NSFW.)
Partial transcript after the jump.
“Let me see your penis.”
“Yeah, I’m serious. You know and I was like why is this person keep pressing up against me and I realize you have all this fucking space here and then I see his penis out. That’s it. Oh you’re getting fucking arrested. I’m not leaving your side. My plans are done for tonight. I’m escorting you to the police station. Where the fuck is the conductor?”
“Oh this shit’s going on YouTube yo.”
“Where is the conductor?”
“Let me take a picture of the penis with a condom.”
“Oh it’s there alright.”
“Penis with a condom.”