Coming home from the Metro around 10:30 at night Sunday 4/10, a man blew kisses at me while I was talking to my husband.
It was as if he thought that since I was facing his direction (and paying attention to who was around us at night), I wanted his sexualized attention.
The other thing that bothered me was that this was the second time (I submitted a story about being harassed in a Safeway) in one weekend I was harassed in front of a partner who did not notice the harassment at all. I don’t think that it is his responsibility to stop the harassment or confront the harasser (in fact, I do not want him to do this, as it reinforces the idea that women are objects to be owned), but I do think that he should notice what is happening to women around him, particularly women that matter to him, so that he can be a better part of the solution. Do others have partners that are “oblivious” in this same way?
Submitted by k
Location: 7th and Massachusetts NW
Time of harassment: Night (7:30P-12A)
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