Actress Shoshanna Roberts displayed unusual courage this week by volunteering to spend 10 hours walking around New York City so a cameraman could record the catcalls, come-ons and other intrusions on her walk through the city. That much is old news. But what she went through - comments on her looks an average of nearly 11 times an hour, not counting winks, whistles and men going full-on Tex Avery wolf whistle - wasn't the only brave thing Roberts did.
Because sexists don't want to acknowledge the existence of male privilege, much less see it threatened, Roberts put a target on her back. Sure enough, my gender lived down to my lowest expectations.
Not only that, but Roberts is from Pittsburgh. So, of course she's a badass.
In a just world, Joss Whedon is, at this very moment, writing the summary of a new TV show with her in mind.