I was walking down Kenyon Street just passed the intersection at Georgia Avenue on the way to a friends going away party when an older man (my guess would be somewhere around 60 years old) sitting on a short retaining wall commented on my “beautiful” skirt as I was walking toward him. Between his apparent age and the fact that I was wearing a brightly colored, floral-printed skirt I at first took it as a compliment and said, “Thank You,” as I continued walking. He proceeded to say that “It doesn’t matter what’s on the outside but what is under the hood…” followed by some other comments as I walked out of earshot from him.
I immediately regretted walking to the friend’s house instead of driving and as soon as I arrived shared my disgust with my best friend – who said that she had been street harassed the previous night 3 times!
Submitted by anonymous on 8/14/2011
Location: Kenyon St and Georgia Ave NW
Time of harassment: Day Time (9:30A-3:30P)
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