Street harassment against women happens in RVA too (video)

by | Nov 10, 2014 | POLITICS

A week back, a video of a woman walking through the streets of NYC getting cat-called went viral.

A week back, a video of a woman walking through the streets of NYC getting cat-called went viral. It was a great look at a world many (with penises) are unfamiliar with, and (hopefully) opened the eyes of at least some people around the world.

Well, ask any woman here in Richmond and they’ll tell you this isn’t just a New York thing. We just stumbled upon a video showcasing the stories of three Richmond females who can attest to the issue.

Produced by Craig Zirpolo, the video details national statistics (about 2/3 of college students report street harassment), as well as local stories relating to this very real issue. Have a look below and maybe share it with folks around town.

For those curious about how to get involved with combating cat-calling here locally, the RVA chapter of Hollaback (the same NYC group who produced the original viral video) is quite active. Check them out here.

Brad Kutner

Brad Kutner

Brad Kutner is the former editor of GayRVA and RVAMag from 2013 - 2017. He’s now the Richmond Bureau Chief for Radio IQ, a state-wide NPR outlet based in Roanoke. You can reach him at

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