Sexually Harassed by U Street: My red pants aren’t “asking for it!”

Location: 11th & V st NW (Columbia Heights/U Street)
Time: Night (7:30pm-12am)

I was walking from a friends apartment to the metro station at 10th and U street. It was 11 pm and even though I was alone there were people out on the streets since it was a Saturday night.

A man kept yelling for me to turn around, calling me red because I was wearing red pants. When I didn’t acknowledge him he said, “Oh she doesn’t like big black dicks, but she wants my big black dick in her.”

It was very uncomfortable and I hurried quickly to the busier U street.

Emphases by CASS.
Submitted on 3/25/13 by Anonymous

My red pants AREN’T “asking for it!!”
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