“Can’t wait until you spread your legs for me.”

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I was walking to the metro station and passed a construction site. One of the workers told me, “You look so pretty, all wrapped up like a Christmas present in that hat!” Unwanted attention, but whatever, not too offensive. Until what he said next: “Can’t wait until you spread your legs for me.”

Submitted by Anonymous on 12/22/2010

Location: Sliver Spring

Time of Harassment: Day Time (9:30A-3:30P)

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3 Responses

  1. Vee
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    What a disgusting loser. I remember the action another reader of Hollaback took after a similar situation: she made a big sign that says “THIS CONSTRUCTION SITE SEXUALLY HARASSES WOMEN” with a definition of sexual harassment on the back and went back at night to post the sign anonymously where she had been harassed. Another available option is calling the construction company this pig works for and the owner of the site. There should be a sign posted that gives this information, in most places it is required by law.

  2. cathy
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    how awful. totally disgusting.

    you’ll do what you want, if you’d rather let it go you should. but if you want to make them pay (my favorite reaction!), call the construction company and the client for whom for company is working. i had a lot of success with a construction company working for a museum on the same block as a junior high school… perfect storm.

  3. Anonymous
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    I am a professional woman that work on these construction sites. Most of the General Contractors have strict rules regarding unwelcoming comments on the job site, especially when the public is harassed. If reported, the worker and subcontractor will receive notification and have serious consequences. The atmosphere has improved greatly over the last 20 years but there is still some cultural awakenings and legal boundaries that need to be enforced. Most of the workers are respectful and would not want their family, mother, wife/girlfriend, sister, daughter exposed to the disrespect or harassing behavior. It is the few that need to be held accountable for their improper and illegal actions.

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