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Watch Dads React to Their Daughters Getting Catcalled on NYC Streets

They sit and watch and slowly fill with rage.

by VICE Staff
Aug 17 2015, 4:53pm

Read: I Love Wolf Whistles and Catcalls; Am I a Bad Feminist?

Last October a video of a woman being catcalled by a bunch of minorities while walking in New York City went viral. In addition to inspiring a dialog about the way men approach women, it was rightfully called out as being at least a tad bit racist. It also spawned a whole host of knock-offs like10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Man,10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman in a Hijab, and 10 Hours of Walking but This Time She Talks Back. For an internet video, it had impressive staying power, but by the time 2015 rolled around most people had moved on.

Then, on Monday, a video called "The Scene" popped up and took the concept to its next logical step—getting fathers to sit down and slowly fill with rage as they watch their daughters being harassed on the street.

The video, which could be fake but seems pretty believable, shows three fathers grimacing and tensing up as they realize what their daughters have to deal with when strolling around the streets of Manhattan.

"Have some fucking respect!" one of the fathers shouts at the screen.

"[My daughter's] bag is pretty full and it does have a clasp on it," another dad named Richard says, calmly. "So she wouldn't lose anything if she had to smack anybody with it."

You can watch the full video above.

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