Is laughter anti-street harassment medicine?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqtwsN5pzRA&feature=related

 

BY EMILY MAY

 

Comedian Alex Carabano points out how completely ridiculous holla’ing is in this little video.  And he’s right. If you could take street harassment out of it’s scary/lonely/isolating context it’s freaking ridiculous. Problem is – outside of comedy – you can’t take it out of that context.  It’s always gonna be scary. That’s the point.

 

But what if we took the power out of their words and DID laugh at them? Would it escalate, deter them, or make them cower in shame?  HOLLA with your stories of laughing-back.  We’d love to hear.

 

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  1. peepants says:

    Laughter is the best retort.

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