There was nothing the police could do, because I wouldn’t have been able to identify him. Also, Georgetown University campus security ignored my complaint and didn’t send out a warning to the campus community.
So be careful–something that seems to be just sexual suggestions and harassment at first can easily turn into a dangerous, terrifying experience. It can be ten times worse when you have no ability to do anything about it. After that, I have always carried pepper spray with me, even though it is illegal to buy it in D.C. We need to change D.C. law in order to empower women to protect themselves from harassers and assaulters.
Thank you for appearing on WAMU, to give me the opportunity to share my story and warn other women.
Submitted on 6/17/2010 by K.E.C.
Location: Rock Creek Parkway, in front of the Watergate Complex
Time of Harassment: Night (7:30P-12A)
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