A Mentor’s Response to Viral CatCalling Video

The video racked up 32 million views, but came under quick scrutiny for featuring mostly men of color. This too was my initial observation and objection to the video as well. My thought was how can you raise awareness about a form of discrimination with a tool that discriminates? Consequently, Hollaback! apologized last week for the suspicious lack of white men shown in the video. Nonetheless, as most social media centered advocacy, the message about combat catcalling definitely started a buzz and lots of dialogue. Continue reading