Street Harassed, Antagonized & Leered At In Adams Morgan

Location:  Columbia Rd NW and Mozart Pl NW (Columbia Heights/Adams Morgan)
Time:  Daytime (9:30am-3:30pm)

As I was walking, a man on a bike rode around me very slowly while leering at me. I told him to fuck off and flipped the bird. He whined, “What, can’t I look?” and I said, “No, you can’t look, you can fuck right off, that’s what you can do.” He rode off to the other side of the street, grumbling.

I’m glad I stood up for myself, but I still felt objectified and violated and utterly disgusted.

Emphases by CASS.
Submitted 6/11/13 by Anonymous


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