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Watch Cosmopolitan SA's 'What it's Like to be a Woman for a Day'

The video, which features Coconut Kelz, J Something, Nasty C and more, reverses the roles to highlight just how much harassment South African women encounter daily.

Two days ago, South Africa kicked off its 16 days of activism, part of an international campaign against gender-based violence.

Cosmopolitan South Africa recently released a short video entitled "What it's Like to be a Woman for a Day" which highlights just how much harassment South African women encounter on a daily basis from the time they get to the bus stop to happy hour after work—and every place in between.

What's different with this video, however, is that the roles are reversed and men are the ones being harassed. Hilarious political satirist Coconut Kelz takes the lead in the skit alongside Mi Casa's J Something, rapper Nasty C and several other prominent South African men.


The opening scene of "What it's Like to be a Woman for a Day" depicts a bus stop where J Something is seated while waiting for the bus to arrive. Coconut Kelz, who plays the stereotypical harasser of a man, takes a seat next to him and tells him to smile because "[he'd] look much prettier".

The scene that follows is set in a coffee shop where Nasty C is grabbing a cup of coffee. Unfortunately for him, he has an uncomfortable encounter as Coconut Kelz deliberately brushes her hand against his then proceeds to hold his coffee at ransom unless he gives her his number of course. From having one's personal space invaded at the gym to being forced to leave the bar during happy hour, the video makes use of humor and irony—and brilliantly so—to highlight the level of harassment South African women encounter daily.

Over the past few months, South African women have protested several times against the frequent accounts of gender-based violence, rape and femicide in the country.

Watch Cosmopolitan South Africa's "What it's Like to be a Woman for a Day" below:

COSMO Men Stand Up: What It's Like To Be A Woman For A Day | Real Talk | Cosmopolitan SA www.youtube.com

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