Street Harassed in Union Station: “You have no right to comment on my chest!”

Location: 16 and K St NW (Union Station)
Time: Daytime (9:30am-3:30pm)

Walking back from some lunch time shopping at Metro Center, I felt a trickle of sweat on my chest. I looked down to see and a man, yellow oxford shirt, khaki pants, goes, “Yes, they are big tits.” I stop, say “That’s disgusting!” and keep walking. He says to me, “Well, you WERE looking at them.” I said, “I was checking to see if I was sweating. Thank you.” He laughed and kept walking. I yelled after him, “I hope you get hit by a car!!” as he crossed the K side lane in front of the Hilton/Mint. I really do wish bad things on people like that. Karma is a bitch.


Emphases by CASS.
Submitted 8/8/13 by “JKM.”


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