There’s A First for Everything: “I Was Street Harassed In Front of My Own Home.”

There's A First for Everything: "I Was Street Harassed In Front of My Own Home."
There’s A First for Everything: “I Was Street Harassed In Front of My Own Home.”

Location: Walking into my house in Petworth, DC
Time: Night (7:30pm-12am)

Last night, I came home and parked down the block since there was no space available in front of my house. As I walked up to my steps, the car full of guys parked right in front of my house turned their windows down to comment on what a “sexy bitch” I am. I looked at them, disgusted, and continued to walk up my steps. Then I heard a comment about how they all wanted to “tear my ass up.”

Unfortunately, I have grown used to hearing these types of comments if I dare to walk around my neighborhood without my husband. But I have NEVER had the experience of being harassed at the end of a workday while walking up the steps to my own home. Sad.

Emphases by CASS.
Submitted 4/15/14 by Anonymous.

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