“I Was Street Harassed SEVEN Times While Walking Home From The Gym.”

Location:  Belcrest Rd, Maryland
Time: Evening Rush Hour (3:30pm-7:30pm)

Within a half mile walk to the gym, I was catcalled and whistled at 7 times. One car decided to pull over and follow me as I was walking, going about 5mph and making kissy noises out the window, holding up traffic. After about 30 seconds I told him to get lost and that I never wanted to see him again, so he could stop doing that already! Also, I was going to the gym, so I was wearing baggy shorts and a sweatshirt – nothing special.

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“I am NOT a piece of meat!”

Emphases by CASS.
Submitted 4/27/13 by Anonymous

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