Not directly harassment but objectification.
I’m a single guy and I was at the AYD Date Auction last week to benefit the Arlington Food Bank.
Two gentlemen standing near me were conversing when I overhear #1 say to #2 “Well I’m not the one lying about where I am tonight.” #2 pulls out phone and begins texting.
One of the auctionees comes over to introduce herself. She describes what her “date” will entail and tells me, #1, and #2 about herself.
As she walks away #1 motions to #2 the breasts-hips-waist curves gesture.
#2 says “I wouldn’t know what to do with one that tall,” as he gestures as if he were honking her breasts.
Disgusted by the display of misogyny by alleged “young democrats” and now completely turned off to the idea of bidding on these women (seemed more like pimping for charity at that point) I finished my beer and left.
I probably should have said something to them directly but I doubt they would have understood.
There’s got to be a better way to raise money for worthy charities.
Submitted by anonymous on 3/15/2009
Location: Clarendon Grill
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