“I Was Sexually Harassed by a Teen at the Newseum”

Location: Newseum, NW DC
Time: Daytime (9:30am-3:30pm)

A teenage boy smirkingly blocked my way and asked if I knew what a camel toe was. I told him he knew perfectly well what it was and got security and the chaperone from his school group. The chaperone had my back and let me know he’d be held accountable.

Submitted 3/19/15 by “Ninyabruja.”

Do you have a personal experience with gender-based public sexual harassment or assault? Share your story to help raise awareness about the pervasiveness and harmful effects of street harassment. All submissions are posted anonymously unless otherwise specified.

If you experience or have experienced sexual harassment on the DC Metro system: Whether the event is happening at the moment or occurred months ago, we strongly encourage you to report to Metro Transit Police (MTP): www.wmata.com/harassment or 202-962-2121. Reporting helps identify suspects as well as commons trends in harassment. You can program MTP’s number into your phone so you can easily reach them when needed.

If you need assistance in coping with public sexual harassment or assault, please contact the DC Rape Crisis Center (DCRCC) 24/7 crisis hotline at 202-333-RAPE (202-333-7279).

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