Street Harassed in Columbia Heights: “He Then Proceeded to Smack My Ass”

Location: 14th Street NW and Spring Road, Washington, DC
Time: Daytime (9:30am-3:30pm)

While walking to the metro this morning, a man walked past and said: “Mmm, I’ve been craving a gingersnap.”

He then proceeded to smack my ass. When I gasped and turned around to tell him off, he just looked at me and said “Get it? A ginger snap!” He walked away laughing. Not ok.

Submitted 2/26/15 by “Anonymous.”

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).

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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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).

“My Walk in the Park Was Ruined by Street Harassment”

Location: Near 11th & Columbia Rd NW (Columbia Heights)
Time:
 Daytime (9:30am-3:30pm)

I was walking to Malcolm X Park on a Sunday afternoon, and this “man” – in his 20’s? – started catcalling me and sharing details about how he was going to f*** me. I flicked him off, and he started shouting how yes he was gonna shove it (debatable whether it was my finger or his dick) up my a** etc. Thankfully he didn’t stop walking in the direction away from me.

Submitted 9/3/14 by “VM.”

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Do you have a personal experience with gender-based public sexual harassment or assault? Submit 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).

Street Harassed in Columbia Heights: “I Was So Shaken That I Immediately Grabbed A Cab.”

Location: 14th & Parkwood NW (Columbia Heights)
Time:
 Night (7:30pm-12am)

I was walking toward the bus stop from my house, about a 3 block journey, when I noticed a man walking toward me. I tried to ignore him, keep my head up and look straight ahead. When he was about a foot away from me he said, “Hey sweetie, can I pay you for a good time?” He seemed drunk. I loudly responded “No” and was so shaken that I hopped in a cab instead of waiting the extra 5 minutes for a bus.

Submitted 7/8/14 by “KD.”

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Do you have a personal experience with gender-based public sexual harassment or assault? Submit 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).

Not OK! Street Harassed & Stalked By A Car While Biking in Columbia Heights

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Not OK! Street Harassed & Stalked By A Car While Biking in Columbia Heights

Location: 14th & Spring St NW/North Columbia Heights
Time: Night (7:30pm-12am)

I was biking home, going down the 14th street bike lane on Sunday night around 9pm, when I noticed a car was following slowly behind me in the car’s lane. Figuring the driver was just nervous about getting too close to a biker, I slowed down and tried to let the (male) driver pass. But he slowed down even more to drive next to me. I quickened my pace, trying to get away, but the driver was easily able to follow beside me for several blocks, staring more at me than the road, making lewd tongue movements, and laughing to himself. I finally lost him at a red light when he got stuck behind a line of cars and I flouted traffic laws, going through the red light to put distance between myself and him.

Submitted 5/12/14 by Anonymous.

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Do you have a personal experience with gender-based public sexual harassment or assault? Submit 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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