Montagraph Hit MAINSTREAM MEDIA WITH NO LINKS BACK “Woman in viral catcall video”



The women behind a controversial viral video that raised questions about the difference between compliments and catcalls are speaking out about why they made the anti-harassment PSA, which has been viewed more than 22 million times since its release just days ago.

A Question Of Exploitation


“Here is the video in question!… Please chime in, your thoughts!”

“I’m telling you my story so somebody can understand and walk in my shoes for two minutes,” explained Shoshana Roberts, the actress at the center of the viral video.

Montagraph’s Halloween Rage Rant LIVE On Lies Wide Open – FPRN Radio

This clip was taken from the Halloween episode of Lies Wide Open on 10-31-14

In tonight’s broadcast, we discuss the “Ten Hours in New York as a Woman” video and the public intentionally being manipulated into an appeal to indignation for profit. We also discuss the breakdown in relations between the United States and Russia before ending on an EPIC rant on Obamacare.

Lies Wide Open is about opening peoples eyes to the lies that are being forced fed to the masses. How does one hide the truth? In plain site of course! We cover conspiracy theories to current events, we will not think for you, this show is mostly our opinion, we just plant the seed and it is up to you to water it. It is time to think outside the cube, open our eyes so we can crack the Lies Wide Open!

LIVE: Fridays 11:00pm-1:00am Eastern

FPRN Short Intro Music Artist:
Eddie Parrino-


Pha·lanx ˈfālaNGks,ˈfal-/ 1. a number of people united for a common purpose
Tune-In To Liberty!

The clip captures Roberts walking through through New York City streets, drawing more than 100 comments. It also shows one man who followed her for five minutes without saying a word.

Roberts said she’s received mainly positive feedback, although she has faced some threats.

Emily May, executive director of Hollaback!, the group behind the video, said the PSA was intended to raise awareness. “The reaction we’ve heard the loudest and the clearest has been thank you for telling this story,” she said.

The video has elicited strong responses from the public:WITH NO LINKS BACK


The popularity has inspired spoof videos: One parody by “Funny or Die” shows a man in the same outfit worn by Roberts, also walking around New York but provoking tremendously different responses.

Advocates say the video demonstrates the concern many women experience when they are verbally harassed: “It can make them fearful, because they never know what the intention is behind men who may be saying things to them,” said Holly Kearl, founder of Stop Street Harassment. “Are they going to escalate their attention? Are they going to follow them, grab them or assault them?”

The video hit close to home for many who have watched it: “Everybody has a story that has happened to them or to someone they know. Your wives. Your sisters. Your nieces. Your aunts. Your daughters,” Roberts said.

The video has drawn criticism from people who claim that all the white people were edited out of the clip. Hollaback! responded by saying the two-minute video shows only the most egregious examples of harassment.

“My dream of all dreams is that street harassers see this in mass and realize, God, I had no idea the impact this has on women when they walk down the street,” May said.


hollaback financial report



Also Known As: Hollaback!

30 3rd Avenue #800B
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Mission and Programs


Hollaback is a movement to end street harassment powered by a network of local activists around the world. We work together to better understand street harassment, to ignite public conversations, and to develop innovative strategies to ensure equal access to public spaces.


Program:“I’ve Got Your Back”
Category:Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy
Population Served:Female Young Adults (20-25 years) — currently not in use

Program Description:

The “I’ve got your back” campaign will show bystanders how to intervene, educate them on their options, and allow them to celebrate and document their success using apps, maps, films, education, and our international network of 37 sites.

Program:International Movement Building
Category:Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy
Population Served:Female Young Adults (20-25 years) — currently not in use

Program Description:

The Hollaback! network is in 37 cities, in 14 countries, speaking 8 languages. Each site is run by local on-the-ground activists who work tirelessly to bring the movement to end street harassment home. Hollaback! combines the power of the internet with our strong brand to elevate voices that are too often ignored in public conversation. Our site leaders are 44% LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer), 26% people of color, 75% under the age of 30, 50% under the age of 25, and 95% women.


  • W70 (Leadership Development)
  • R24 (Women’s Rights)
  • I73 (Sexual Abuse, Prevention of)

Chief Executive Profile

When feminist icon Gloria Steinem was asked “What women today inspire you and make you feel that the movement continues?” Her response was, “Emily May of Hollaback! who has empowered women in the street, literally.” Emily is an international leader in the anti-street-harassment movement. In 2005, at the age of 24, she co-founded Hollaback! ( in New York City, and in 2010 she became the first full-time executive director. Hollaback!’s mission is to give women and LGBTQ folks an empowered response to street harassment, and ultimately, to end it. Emily has won many awards for her work ending street harassment. In 2008, Emily won the Stonewall Women’s Award, in 2010 the Women’s Media Center selected her as one of thirty “Women Making History,” and in 2011 she was selected as one of “21 leaders for the 21st century” by Women’s E-news, won the “40 under 40″ award from the New Leadership Council, and was named an Ashoka “ChangemakHER.” In 2012 she was named one of twelve women to watch in 2012 by the Daily Muse, one of 20 women “leading the way” by the Huffington Post, a “Hero Among Us” in People Magazine, an AOL “Next Maker,” and one of Jezebel’s “25 kick-ass and amazing women we love.” Emily hold a Master’s in Public Policy and Planning from the London School of Economics.

Revenue and Expenses Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2013


Contributions $229,615
Government Grants$0
Program Services$58,685
Investments $0
Special Events$0
Other $0
Total Revenue:$288,300


Program Services$152,303
Total Expenditures:$202,217
Net Gain/Loss: $86,083

Balance Sheet Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2013

Total Note: The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization’s total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities also must be considered. For instance, an organization’s current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

Assets July 1, 2012June 30, 2013Change
Cash & Equivalent$8,272$70,364$62,092
Accounts Receivable$0$0$0
Pledges & Grants Receivable$31,000$36,000$5,000
Receivable/Other $0$0$0
Inventories for Sale or Use$0$0$0
Investment/Securities $0$0$0
Investment/Other $0$0$0
Fixed Assets $0$41,070$41,070
Other $33,750$37,607$3,857
Total Assets:$73,022$185,041$112,019
LiabilitiesJuly 1, 2012June 30, 2013Change
Accounts Payable$7,267$31,621$24,354
Grants Payable$0$0$0
Deferred Revenue$0$1,583$1,583
Loans and Notes $0$0$0
Tax-Exempt Bond Liabilities$0$0$0
Other $0$0$0
Total Liabilities:$7,267$33,204$25,937
Fund Balance:$65,755$151,837$86,082

Basic Information

  • This organization is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity.
  • This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.
  • Financial information in this report is derived from the organization’s June 30, 2013 Form 990.


Ms. Emily May


Ms. Emily May, executive director


347 -889 (ext. 5510)


Year Founded:2005
Ruling Year:2010
Fiscal Year End Date:June 30, 2013
(from Jun 30, 2013 Form 990)
(from Jun 30, 2013 Form 990)
No. of Board Members:Information not available
No. of Full-Time Employees:2
No. of Part-Time Employees:0
No. of Volunteers:100

Nonprofits: Find out how to add to and update your information.

GuideStar is the registered trademark and operating name of GuideStar USA, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Any other use, including resale of the information or use for commercial gain, is prohibited, except in accordance with a GuideStar licensing agreement.