“I am NOT Your ‘Chica Bonita!'”

Location:  11th & P street (Logan Circle)
Time: Daytime (9:30am-3:30pm)

I was walking back from school and there were two men stood on bus stop, one of them calls out: “Hey beauty, chica bonita (because I’m hispanic), beauty…” and I said to myself: It’s one more! I’ve had this kind of experience almost every day.

Emphases by CASS.
Submitted 6/5/13 by “ARHH.”

I am NOT an exotic toy! I am a HUMAN BEING. stop street harassment
I am NOT an exotic toy! I am a HUMAN BEING.

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