“I stick him with my hat pin to let him know that I know what he’s doing and I won’t tolerate it.”

Location: Red Line to Shady Grove near Farragut North
Time: Evening Rush Hour (3:30pm-7:30pm)

I am pretty tall, almost 6 feet and I usually stand on Metro especially in rush hour either coming or going. Guys usually try to feel me up, so I decided to always keep a hat pin with me, and I never sit on the inside seat and whenever a guy feels the need to purposely “touch” me, I stick him with my hat pin to let him know that I know what he’s doing and I won’t tolerate it. I started doing this decades ago on Metro and ever since I’ve been carrying this hat pin, I NEVER have any problems. The guys I have stuck with my pin have avoided me like the plague. Most don’t even know what stuck them, but they know if they make a complaint, I’ll make a counter complaint of sexual groping. Now with a cell phone, you can always take a picture of the creeps and post it online, but I believe the hat pin is better as it’s more immediate punishment and it really hurts… just be sure to get the pin back once you’ve stuck him as you may need it for another groper!

Submitted on 7/22/12 by “Ann Marie”

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