“I do not think it means what you think it means.”*

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I was bent over unlocking my bike in front of DC9 when a guy (mid-20s) walking with a woman with a stroller (nice!) says “Excuse me” and grabs my ass. NOT EXCUSED. I’m not sure what he wanted, but it was a busy corner and I felt comfortable telling him to fuck off. Harassment hadn’t involved touching in DC for me up to this point, so I wanted to share.

Submitted by A on 4/2/10

Location: 9th and U Streets NW

*Princess Bride quote

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  1. Golden Silence
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    These men need to learn that saying “Excuse me” is not the precursor to doing something rude and classless!

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