Shoshana Roberts walked around Manhattan for 10 hours in a social experiment on public harassment. She was "catcalled" over 100 times.
The video quickly went viral and launched thousands of online conversations, tweets and blog posts. The Daily Show even weighed in clearly explaining why catcalling can never be a “compliment.”
The New Zealand Herald attempted the same experiment with Model Nicola Simpson in Auckland. She walked around that city for hours but her experience was vastly different. Simpson got a few looks but no catcalls.
Is loud complimenting of female strangers just a New York thing? Stay tuned for similar experiments in other cities. The results should be an eye-opening look at social norms across different cultures.