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Trending Now: Viral video shows woman catcalled 108 times; Paralympian has creative Halloween costume

Josh Sundquist in his 2014 Halloween costume. (source: blog.joshsunquist.com) Josh Sundquist in his 2014 Halloween costume. (source: blog.joshsunquist.com)
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Viral video shows woman catcalled 108 times while walking in NYC

A woman is catcalled dozens of times as she walks through the streets of New York City and it was all filmed as part of a viral video aimed to stop street harassment.

Shoshana Roberts' undercover camera caught dozens of men asking for her phone number, calling her beautiful and then scorning when she ignores the comments. Roberts encountered 108 comments in 10 hours.

Anti-street harassment organization Hollaback, a partner in the public service announcement, says the video aims to demonstrate how intimidating such behavior can be for those who have never experienced it.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one in three women have experienced what is called “noncontact unwanted sexual experiences", a category that the Washington Post says includes street harassment.

“All of these smaller comments add up, when you're constantly bombarded throughout the day about how you look — it's the sum of it all,” Emily May, Executive Director of Hollaback, told the NY Post. “We hope people walk away with an understanding about how it feels.”

The video has been viewed more than 4 million times in just two days. Within hours of it being posted, commenters began posting threatening remarks, prompting Hollaback to request help overseeing the video.

Paralympian creates awesome Halloween costumes 

Motivational speaker, author, and Paralympic ski racer Josh Sundquist is creatively awesome when it comes to Halloween costumes.

Josh, whose leg was imputed due to a rare form of bone cancer, has dressed as a flamingo, the lamp from A Christmas Story, and gingerbread man with a leg bitten off. This year he's a foosball player.

“In high school I wore a prosthesis all the time and didn't want anyone to find out I was missing a leg. But now I'm more comfortable with who I am and what I look like, and I guess with these Halloween costumes you could even say that I celebrate what makes me different,” Josh wrote on his blog.


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