If you type the phrase "what's it like to be" into Google, the search engine's autocomplete feature will provide you with a helpful insight into humanity's most burning questions about the experience of being someone else. The most popular wonderings, it seems, currently wonder what it's like to be "rich." And also "dead." And also "famous" and "pregnant" and "a nurse."
Google's hivemind seems to be less curious about what it's like to be female, presumably because that is an experience enjoyed by approximately one half of the population. For the other half, though, there's the video above. It's produced by the people from Hollaback, a campaign dedicated to ending street harassment, and it gives a sense of what it's like when the "what it's like" question is followed by "to be a woman."
The video is a distillation of what happened when a young woman, clad in a t-shirt, jeans, and sneakers, walked around Manhattan for 10 hours. (A man walked in front of her, a hidden camera in his backpack.) The video shares the results of the stunt: The woman was greeted with a series of comments, catcalls, whistles, and other forms of unasked-for attention. One guy walked alongside her, silently, for five minutes straight.