24/7 Street Harassment: “I am sometimes afraid to walk out of my door because of constant street harassment.”

catcalling and street harassment in dcLocation: 70 bus stop at Georgia Ave & Park Road (Petworth)
Time: Daytime (9:30am-3:30pm)

When i am walking to work every I am sometimes afraid to walk out of my door because what comments I’m going to hear today. Every morning I dread the walk to the georgia ave train station because some guy on streets always has to call me “baby” or “shorty” can I have you number, hey baby you should loosen up a little bit. Meanwhile I’m hearing these comment I’m seeing more men give me some perverse looks that makes me feel even more uncomfortable. Sometimes when I am standing at the bus stop I have deal with men approaching me or saying some random perverse comment. I feel as though there is no escape from the harassment.

Emphases by CASS.
Submitted 6/4/13 by Anonymous

wmata, street harassment in dc

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