What’s changed since the ’80s?

Location: 1130 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Time: Daytime (9:30am-3:30pm)

In the mid-1980’s I was walking along Connecticut Avenue, NW during the lunch hour and was punched in the breast by an (sic) man. I was also hit by bums, and received MANY comments from men about body parts. Given the recent comments from women that they have been grabbed/groped by men, seems nothing much has changed in 25 years – sad, but true! It’s infuriating; it’s a violation, and it is damned hard if not impossible to prevent jerks in a crowd from continuing to harass women 🙁

Submitted on 7/13/12 by Anonymous

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