Starting Young

I was walking with my friend down T street around 10PM on Friday night when I saw a couple of boys (around 12 or 13 years old) riding down the sidewalk on their bikes. I didn’t think much of them as they were riding past us down the sidewalk, and continued to talk with my friend. All of a sudden, one of the boys on his bike slowed down next to me, slapped my butt, and sped away. I was so shocked, that I was frozen for a few seconds. I didn’t know what to do or what to say. By the time I regained composure, the kid was already out of view and long gone. I am really angry that boys this young are already objectifying women and think it’s okay to do something like this and not face any consequences. If boys his age are already inappropriately touching women at this age, I am terrified to think what will happen as he grows older.

Location: On T Street between 16th and 17th Streets

Submitted by Anonymous

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5 Responses

  1. Anonymous
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    Heinous. I once had an 8 year old sing ‘Baby Got Back’ at me. I’d like to ask where they learn this behavior, but I guess I already know the answer to that.

  2. JS
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    I once had an 8 year-old sing “Baby Got Back” at me. I’d like to ask where they learn this behavior, but I guess I know the answer to that.

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