Women Deserve Public Space, Too!

Location: Circulator going to Union Station
Time: Evening Rush Hour (3:30pm-7:30pm)

This guy banged into me when the bus wasn’t even crowded. My fiance called him on it and he started throwing a tantrum and nearly challenging him to fight. I don’t know if this is street harassment but he did act as if, as a male, he was entitled to take any space regardless of a human being’s already taking it.

Submitted 9/23/13 by Anonymous.

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