Street Harassed Walking Home From the Metro: “You’ve got some nice thighs.”

Location: 13th & Harvard NW (Columbia Heights)
Time: Evening Rush Hour (3:30pm-7:30pm)

[I was] walking home from the metro and noticed a group of about 4-5 grown men standing around by the sidewalk. I kept my head down looking at my cellphone and one of them called out to me, “How are you” – ignored, kept walking and another voice goes, “You’ve got some nice thighs.” Had a burst of nerves and responded “Not interested in your opinion”…not sure if they heard me, but they didn’t say anything else.

Submitted 10/8/14 by “SM.”

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