I was walking to the U street area when I was passed by a couple of pre-teen neighborhood boys. One of them yelled out “Tig Ol’ Bitties” as I passed them. Almost as soon as it had left his mouth, the kid next to him yelled “Why would you say that?!” and repeated it when his friend didn’t answer. I often wonder who is teaching boys to harass women and why their mothers don’t manage to prevent it. But I was rather impressed that the second boy was brave enough to challenge his friend over it. It makes me think that there is some hope that future generations will understand that street harassment is wrong.
Submitted by JD on 7/5/2011
Location: LeDroit Park
Time of harassment: Evening Rush Hour (3:30P-7:30P)
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