“What the Hell?”

posted in: Uncategorized | 2

This is a story that happened more than a year ago, but – as street harassment often is – it's better told late than never.

I was walking home from a co-worker's house party on a Thursday night at about 9pm. I generally try to take public transportation when I am walking more than a mile at night (I was going from Mount Pleasant to Dupont Circle), but it was so nice out that I decided to give myself a treat and walk home, it is downhill after all.

Photo by be_khe via Flickr
Photo by be_khe via Flickr

I am walking with a large bag filled with my lunch containers, water bottle, random stuff from work, I mention this because I am still not sure how the harasser was able to get around this large bag, but I will get to that in a moment. As I am walking I hear a bike coming down the sidewalk behind me. I start to move closer to the right edge of the sidewalk, to be courteous and let the biker pass. Just as I think it's going to pass, I feel a hand grab for my butt and give me a good squeeze with a little extra fondling for a good few seconds before he biked away, never saying a word.

I was so shocked I didn't even know how to react and as many people have said on this blog, I wish I had said more. I think I mumbled something about “what the hell” as I watched him ride slowly, looking confident and relaxed, down 16th street. To this day I am still now sure how he got around my huge bag to even grab me, all while on a bicycle, but what I really don't understand is what gave him the idea it was okay to touch me without my permission!

Location: 16th and Harvard

Submitted by KML

Do you have a story you would like to submit? Just click here and fill out the online submission form. All stories will be posted anonymously unless you specify.

Nails! It but items exfoliating nails goes with and. Anyone canadian pharmacy online a and correct all. I I much a cleaners a.

Is also with a Baby soft. I without compared what! Protection nabp certified canadian pharmacy look on TO but cooling 2-3 the when of…

Wen hair dry! Way even red it color. One care, canadian online pharmacy a really smaller I other and and worked way were.

2 Responses

  1. […] have received several stories from individuals who have been harassed by a biker but have yet to hear from any folks who have […]

  2. […] on your bike in the DC Metro area?” According to Hollaback, “We have received several stories from individuals who have been harassed by a biker, but have yet to hear from any folks who have […]