“Yes, it would be wrong.”

I was sitting at a bus stop in Farragut North waiting on a bus to get to an appointment at Georgetown hospital around 10:30 am during the week. An older man (late 50s, early 60s) came up and said “Would it be wrong if I asked if I could see them” and then gestured towards my chest. I ignored him, so he apparently thought I didn’t hear him and asked again this time saying “just a peek”. I finally said “Yes, it would be wrong.” This made him angry and he yelled about how it was my own fault — for the record, I was wearing a pretty conservative top. I have a chest. it’s there in a turtle neck, it’s there in a bathing suit. It’s not something I can control, and it’s not something I enjoy.

I didn’t respond to his angry outburst. He stood there for a few more minutes staring at me on a busy street, and not one person said a word. I was really uncomfortable, but my bus was coming in a few moments and if I missed it I wouldn’t get to my appointment in time so I stayed put. He continued to stand there staring at me until I got on my bus to leave.

Submitted by anonymous

Location: Farragut North

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

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One Response

  1. Golden Silence

    So he feels its your fault for having breasts?! These harassers get bolder by the minute with their nonsense!