I called a cab to take me from my house to a bar to meet with some friends. I decided against walking or taking public transit because it was already passed midnight and I was nervous about being female and alone. The cab driver did not make me feel safe. He told me that I smelled “good enough to eat” and that he said that I was so pretty, I “might not get home tonight”. I was so uncomfortable and even though he was a much older guy and I didn’t think he would actually harm me, I was nervous. I even GPS’d where I was going on my phone so that I could assure myself we were going the right way and that he wasn’t taken me somewhere to rape and murder me. I do not think it’s right my perceived attractiveness means I “might not make it home.” And I think it’s so scary for those kind of comments to be made in a cab when it’s just me and the man. What should I have done in this situation?
Submitted by Anonymous
Location: H St., NE
Time of harassment: Late Night (12A-5A)
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