I actually came here because I wanted to see if others had the same feeling I did on a couple of the comments. Specifically, simple comments like "good evening" and "hello" didn't strike me as outside of normal bounds. The conversation on how to define harassment is a complicated one, because we simultaneously have to mediate social standards while giving each person's experience weight and voice. That said, it seems to me that acknowledging another person and saying hello or wishing them a good morning / day / evening is a positive social behavior, especially in a world where we all too often fail to acknowledge that we walk alongside other living people with their own pains, dreams, and stories.
But WOW. I got here to the comment section, and I swear, every one of these top comments is just batshit. Saying harassment only counts if you intend to harass? So, what, as long as I'm not trying to threaten someone I can say whatever I want to them? By this logic, almost no cases of workplace harassment would be harassment because of course no one is intending to make the other person feel harassed. The male favoritism here is awful.
Saying that it only counts if it's persistent? Clearly, it is persistent if there are so many instances in a single day. Again, the perspective of the man is being prioritized. If it's the first time for the man to make "an approach" but the 100th for the woman, the need for "persistence" is a way to give each man one-time immunity no matter how unsafe of an environment it creates for the woman.
Saying there is no negative consequence for the woman saying no? There are negative consequences. Unknown, unpredictable consequences of standing up to someone, especially when the harassment has become seen as normal or acceptable---as your comments so thoroughly demonstrate they have.
Saying that the priority here is to continue to allow men to approach attractive women in public? The sexual objectification inherent in this is just painful. It's ridiculous to say that harassment is somehow distinct from approaches to women made for the sake of pursuing romantic/sexual connection, especially when it's so obviously being based purely on the person's appearance.
And all the demonizing of feminism? Saying we've already achieved equality? Saying that it's "pro special treatment"? I mean, fuck, have you been paying any attention at all? Women are still being harassed, still get 23% less pay for the same work, still face discrimination and rigid social roles, and are---clearly---still being put into the role of sex object.
There was room here, in response to this video, to intelligently discuss the issue. It's a complicated one, and well worth time, attention, and seeking out a variety of viewpoints. But instead, you turned it into this. This is how you're representing what it is to be a man. It's sickening, and on behalf of my gender, I'm ashamed.