Ten Hours of Princess Leia Walking in NYC
Only a couple of weeks back, an anti-street-harassment organization called Hollaback, along with the viral video agency Rob Bliss Creative, posted a video to YouTube called “10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman,” which we’re including here:
If you’ve been on the Internet at all since the end of October, chances are you’re not only well aware of the video, but of the numerous conversations and debates about sex, class, and race in America it has inspired. To call it a lightning rod would be an understatement.
We will not weigh in on those discussions, of course, except to acknowledge that we do take them seriously.
Legitimate offshoots and full-on parodies have been plentiful, some compelling and others amusing, some pointedly satirical and others frivolous. But the most recent one to hit the Web has seemed particularly worthy of our attention, “Ten Hours of Princess Leia Walking in NYC.”
We could explain it, but we feel it speaks for itself quite handily.