"Hot Male Model" Endures Sexual Harassment On The Streets Of New York

Ridiculously good looking men in tight clothing get harassed on the streets of New York, too, it seems. YouTubers "Model Pranksters" but that theory to the test in response to the viral video of a woman enduring sexual harassment and sweet compliments while walking in Manhattan. Here's what they came up with:

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Whether this is real or fake, I think it's really sad that a lot of people misinterpret the meaning of harassment. Being sexually harassed as a man or a woman is a genuine problem that can be humiliating, demeaning, and uncomfortable. While cat-calling or asking for a phone number or staring might not really seem like sexual harassment, it can make someone feel as though they've been reduced to their sexuality or their appearance, and it is often a very uncomfortable or embarrassing situation. And no it's not because they're embarrassed to be good looking, they're just humiliated that they have been reduced to nothing but their looks. They are more than just a phone number to claim bragging rights over. Sometimes it's hard to be a confident and happy person when people's actions reinforce societies ideas of looking as much as you're worth. But sexual harassment or assault is nothing to parody, it is a very serious issue that millions of men and women face everyday.

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I received that all my life (yes I am kind of goodlooking and 6.2) and it's not always all that fun. Sometimes you just want to tell fuck off...

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So then say it.. Sometimes you just have let people have it when they cross their barriers.

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I am more worried about that guy grabbing that lady and turning Her like that, It was mighty rude/rageful/controlling

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This is so fake.. 30 times? That can't possibly happen in his lifetime.. He has an OK head and some muscles, I know for a fact he would not be harassed on streets much even if he was that goodlooking 

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It looks totally fake to me. Looks like bad acting and poor scripting.

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You gorgeous people, obviously have no idea what 'harassment' is! What's the term for, 'not being noticed' or 'not being given positive complements' for the obvious hard work one has done with ones body and good looks? 

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Nothing worse than a fag nigger.

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 OMG!!! Who still speaks like that? did you take your medication today honey?

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Wow You are a shame. You should burn. 

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You could not of possibly said what I think you said.  An if so what an idiot you are.

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That statement is harassing!

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Dikes,sluts,  trolls, hags and other bitches harassed  the men. Burn them at the stakes!

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I don't think Model Pranksters really understands the nuances of what sexual harassment is and how serious it is. 

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Right? Nor are they trying to. They're simply mocking women for daring to be uncomfortable with this kind of unwanted attention. A little disappointed with Instinct for posting this with no indication that they realize it's misogynistic bullshit.

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SO WHAT ???  HE SHOULD BE PROUD PEOPLE NOTICE HIM !!!!!   

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Thats what I was thinking lol

I wish people "harassed" me like that haha

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Me too!

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the difference is rape. the constant threat of bodily harm, sexual violation, and, once again, of rape. this trivializes the whole point of examining people's notions of acceptable behavior towards genders and human freedom/safety to make it all about looks... people - it isn't about that.

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The difference is that only forced sex by a men is counted as rape. The CDC, where you get data like 1 in 5 women are raped, asked men and women the same general questions about forced sex, though when it is done by a man it is rape and when it was done to a man it was not rape but called "made to penetrate" but the percentage of men and women who faced forced sex in the last year was the same, 1.1% for both. 

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Gotta agree with you, Lo

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But... but... the difference is.... my vagina... rape....male privilege... blah blah blah.

Just STFU. It's no different. 

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You're obviously male.

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Your invitation to Mensa is in the mail. 

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See, "we fellas" have it worse. I didn't see any girls 'sexrassing' the female that was walking the streets of NYC. We get it from both sides.rotflmfao

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I am completely lost. 30 people said he was "hot" and that was harrasment ??

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this is stupid learn to take a compliment and be happy

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Could this guy look any more self-conscious?!

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Why is everyone so sensitive about this? This happens to the better looking half, you just learn to brush it off. I think the real travesty is the typo in the article. 

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Am I supposed to feel sorry for this guy because he's extremely good looking? Are you kidding me?

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Of course not. This was a parody-like response to a video posted last week of an attractive female who walked the streets of NYC and claimed to be "harassed" by a bunch of black and Hispanic men. That's why "harassed" was in quotes. 

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Jared, what I said only refers to women. If I wanted to refer to men, I would have. I don't know enough guys to make a determination with guys. Nor do I hang around guys like that. I do know a lot of women and I don't know of any that like cat-calling. In fact they think its disgusting. In my observation, the location matters a lot. A more intimate less public place make women more comfortable. I don't think that women cannot take compliments well. In fact I give women lots of compliments. They don't like guys who troll them or salivate in front of them while they make compliments. Compliments with class and compliments coming from non-threatening people make women accept compliments. A lot times the so called compliments straight men make with women are not designed to make a woman feel good about themselves. The type of compliments I saw from that video are designed to tell women that the men are primed for sex. Its an egocentric compliment designed more to make the commenter feel good. Its seems not to have the womens feelings in mind when it was said.

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In terms of how long he walked and how many cat calls he got, it was the exact same, 10 per hour on both the female and male so yes, IT WAS THE SAME, for those claiming it wasn't.

Having said that, I am a woman and I just don't see the huge problem some women are claiming it is.  If I were in a dark alley I might be a bit concerned, but this was broad daylight and the danger was pretty much an internal fear and not necessarily a reality.

I get cat called all the damn time, everywhere I go.  I don't mind it, I don't encourage it, I smile and move on or say "no thanks".  It has never, ever made me feel unsafe.  If it makes you feel unsafe I think you need therapy.

As far as the male getting cat called, I don't see him complaining about safety so I guess it isn't really an issue there.

My concern is for the females that feel scared or intimidated.  I feel that they may need to have some serious introspective of why that is and stop blaming every man alive.  They are not all out to get you.

I am sure to get harassed for my opinion by both females and males over this, calling me a slut, lover of misogyny, whore, and whatever some of you awful people usually throw around.  I am not concerned with it and I will not be intimidated by your idiocy and nonproductive hate speech.  I am free to believe what I like and am not harming anyone so for those people, F*ck Off!

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Your opinion does harm a lot of people. Just because you don't see being catcalled as a problem, doesn't mean it's not a problem. It means it's not a problem to or for you. One person. Even if it's a problem for a million women around the world; you barely represent one percent for whom it's not a problem.

There's no point in explaining why being talked to on the street, and having your purpose to people reduced to their desire for your body is repulsive, and dangerous to some women. However, stating that people who feel unsafe, and violated for being approached by strangers, and commented upon their bodies when not a single one has been invited to do so, should go for therapy, and change to accept it is disdainful. You are wrong for that. You don't get to state what is, and isn't unsafe for people. You don't get to make yourself representative of a million people who feel differently from you.

Personally, I don't find that I've been harassed on the street. Not because I find it complimentary, or not harmful, but because I don't pay attention to what people say on the street. I've passed by friends and family because of my selective hearing which was borne of street harassment, and general desire to commit homicide upon people interrupting my mental internal conversation. Does that mean everyone who doesn't think, or act like me should go into therapy,and change to be like me? Hell no. Does that mean no one gets harassed, or is blowing it out of proportion? No.

Men have tallied up to be the predominant perpetrators of violence upon women. This video, even if it was a prank proves the differences in which women perpetrate harassment, and men. The men showcased are aggressive, and even demand that the man return to them. Three women directed their harassment at him, the others talked amongst themselves, and one was silent. Compare that to the men. If you don't see the problem, then you don't, but don't reduce people's founded, and genuine fears too being their fault because you don't see it. 

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Clearly you've been lucky and haven't been subjected to the more aggressive of the street harassers. I've been shoved into a brick wall for avoiding eye contact and refusing to acknowledge a guys comments, and I've been followed into my own driveway by a car full of men after I refused to give them my number in traffic. So don't feel bad for the women who get intimidated. Feel grateful that you haven't yet had a reason to be.

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I think there needs to be a clear definition of what constitutes harassment. I'm male and decently attractive I guess, so I have my sexuality brought up quite often (I'm straight, but I don't date) and it tends to be by bigger women and gay men. I've had my ass grabbed and I've had people comment on my looks more often than I care to talk about. If I let me hair go, or I gain a few pounds over the holidays I will immediately hear about it and yes it's annoying and I don't like it, but it's not threatening and I don't feel that people should be so offended by minor speech. Yes, people should have better manners, but when someone looks at me, or compliments me I honestly feel grateful that others view me positively. 

That being said, no one should intimidate or harm anyone for not responding to a compliment or pick up. That's a clear definable difference between spoken opinion and intimidation. It's wrong and should be handled as such.

Do I think women and some men need to grow thicker skin, yes, absolutely. People who get terrified or upset over compliments and "being reduced to sexual beings" is frankly stupid and is against the very basis of us as humans. We've survived this long because we pursue the best genes and attraction is how that's defined in relative terms. It's totally normal and people should get a grip.

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I think the point is that women are claiming how much of a scum bag men are being when they walk down the street, and ignore the double standard.  I have seen women shout these types of things to men all the time.  They complain about street harassment and then do the same.  Granted, this guy was dressed to impress, and the girl may not have been.  (It remains to be seen what she looked like from behind). 

Women definitely look at men as a sexual piece of meat.  They need to stop denying that.  The one good thing that can come of this is that the women that approached him stopped once rejected and men do not do this.  However, men have learned historically that the third times the charm, so they ask repeatedly. 

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the female woman was an actor one! she walked in the streets for 10 FUCKING HOURS.... of course you are going to recieve more attention. i hate both videos honestly. most model/actor were beautiful people. the female had a great, curvy body. the man has an awesome chest with arms i want to be held by. WHY WASNT THE WOMAN SAYING ANYTHING. you know silence isnt a virtue. speak up. there should be respect between people. for some psychological reason, women believe they deserve more, they complain more. yes we live in a patriarchal world. yes women are sometimes seem as objects. look at the gay world. look how sexual our world is. yet we dont talk about it as much. why  is that?? there is something to be said about a woman's security related to that of a mans.

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Thank you Tina.

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In addition to the points already made...why didn't you start with an average male...not a model looking guy in a tight white shirt. The female equivalent was an average sized woman with black clothing on. Not an athlete, not a model. Why can't men just admit that it is scary for women to be constantly talked at by a gender that unfortunately has a history of raping and killing their gender. Don't take it personally unless you are one of the rapey killers. But, can you except that it's scary to us and also dangerous to fight back? Geezus. It's not personal guys! We just want to be able to live without fear.

 

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The woman was dressed in tight black clothing, and WAS a model. It says in the video that she is a model. I think this shows beautiful people are victims. And I don't see the point in that point.

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i think this is not a male vs. female thing. it's a question of dignity. if anyone said to a pretty woman or handsome guy --'wow you look very nice today' that hopefully is taken as sweetness. but grimy nasty comments are nasty whenever, however, to whomever.

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There was a time when most women and most men would have loved the attention. Indeed they may have been dressing, walking to get it. Nothing wrong with it. We have become too thin skinned and its at a point now where good looking people feel embarrassed for being good looking and taking pride in thier appearance. Such a shame.

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FULLY AGREE. oddly enough as our society is becoming more tolerant of the differences between us we are also becoming way more insecure. i have so many female friends who thinks the male version was a hoax. it isnt. this is true. men receive this as well. for some reason, men are way more accepting of it. granted more women get raped in the world. granted it is a dignity issue and both genders should respect peoples wishes but there needs to be a question of security and perspective between the genders. WHY ARE WOMEN SO AVERSE TO THESE "UNSOLICITED" ATTENTION?! WHY DO SO MANY HATE IT SO MUCH. i get this all the time. im not trying to sound like a douche. but i bartend, i walk, i dance (contemporary and hip hop), I act, i study and i get it all the time. Im just like: thanks but no thanks, or thanks and hey. and so many of my male friends are the same. what fundamental psychological difference is there between men and women.

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Jared, read my comment again and tell me where I said that "most men do". Then let's talk. Thank you for the reply though.

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You said :

"Its not the same. Most women do not want to be cat called when they walk the streets."

Which would imply that most men do. If that's not what you are implying...then I apologize but that's how the sentence reads.

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Hey douchbag... Why are you wearing a tight short sleeve shirt on October 31 in NYC?!

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I WOULD turn this guy down! Gross in my eyes!

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Its not the same. Most women do not want to be cat called when they walk the streets. Just because men get harrased too by women and GUYS too, does not mean women who complain about about harrasment are not valid with their complaints.

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And most men do? Thank you for speaking on behalf of the entire male population.

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the difference is that guy can punch a harasser but girl mostly can't. lame attempt. This video is way too douchebaggy.

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Anybody CAN hit a harasser. However, most of the people that WILL are guys. THAT'S the difference. The ability to do something is what says you can. Whether or not you go through with that is what says if you will.

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Lame response argument. Why can't (most) girls punch a harasser? And why are you assuming that every guy can? And why does that even matter? Harassment is harassment ... no matter gender, age, race, etc. Do you also think that guys can't be raped or victimized because they are guys? It's called a double standard. Look it up.

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Oh yes poor guy so much to endure who would not like attention like that just from walking down the street I know I would :)

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And that's your same reaction for the hot girl walking down the street? "Oh yes poor GIRL so much to endure who would not like attention like that just from walking down the street I know I would :)"

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Let's be honest, the problem isn't that she attracted attention from men. It's that she didn't attract the attention from the kinds of men that she wanted to attract. Yet, even though most of the men were "rough around the edges," there wasn't a single instance where she suggested she was in danger. If she wants to be able to walk around the city unimpeded and ignored for an entire day, then maybe she needs to live in a less densely populated region of the country where she can do that. And the same goes for the guy, though I really can't take this parody-like video seriously.

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Idiots. Not the same. When you put harassment in big air quotes you're really framing the dialogue in an incredibly disrespectful way. 

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