Getting harassed inside your own apartment? #NopeDC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location: 12th Street NW between Mass and M
Time: Daytime (9:30am-3:30pm)

I was in my apartment and taking something out of the oven. A fire truck was outside my apartment building since the fire alarm had been going off for an hour or so. Two firemen had been in the ladder which had been extended to the roof. As I was taking the food out of the oven, I heard, “Show me more, show me more!!” I looked over and a white fireman in the ladder was at my apartment windows level. He had a smirk and was giving me the thumbs up sign. My top was hanging a bit loose over my chest as I was reaching down to the oven and I realized he could see.

When I tried to pull the blinds down he yelled, “No pull it up show me more show me more.” When I finally was able to lower the blinds, he said don’t worry I’ll get a view from below.”

I asked to speak to the captain, who was patronizing and said I’ve known this guy for 30 years, he would never do that. He tried to say he was seeing if there was smoke — they firemen had already been to apartments to check if there was smoke. If he was really concerned, he could have asked, is there a fire in your apartment, is there smoke?

Submitted 5/20/17 by “PN”

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).

“He flashed his genitals at me.”

Location: 13th Street and L Street NW, Washington, DC
Time: Night (7:30pm-12:00am)

I was walking on L St, just past 13th, when I heard a hiss. I looked toward that direction and saw a naked man standing in the window of an apartment building. He flashed his genitals at me. I quickly turned and walked away. It seems like he was standing there for quite some time waiting to flash any woman who walked by.

Submitted 5/1/15 by “DW.”

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 in NoMa: “The Next Thing I Knew, They Threw A Glass Bottle At My Feet.”

Street Harassed in NoMa: "The Next Thing I Knew, They Threw A Glass Bottle At My Feet."
Street Harassed in NoMa: “The Next Thing I Knew, They Threw A Glass Bottle At My Feet.”

Location: New York Avenue and 3rd St NW (Mt. Vernon/NoMa)
Time: Daytime (9:30am-3:30pm)

I was walking toward the Mount Vernon metro and walked past two males as they made comments about my body that I didn’t really try make out because I was so accustomed to them at that intersection by that point. I didn’t bother to even look in their direction, which must have enraged them because one yelled something my way as I crossed the intersection and the next thing I know a glass bottle shatters to the right of my feet. I didn’t want to give them any satisfaction so I kept walking as though nothing had occurred but I made sure to move far from that area later that month.

Emphases by CASS.
Submitted 4/8/14 by “SH.”

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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).

“I Was Sexually Harassed at the Bus Stop — & Here’s His License Plate Number.”

Location: Circulator stop at K St. NW and 12th St. NW DC (Mt. Vernon/Convention Center)
Time: Daytime (9:30am-3:30pm)

This driver pulled up next to me while I stood at a bus stop, with the passenger side window rolled down, and had his penis out and was masturbating, and leaned over to further get my attention. He only pulled away when I pulled out my phone to take a photo of his face, but I got his (DC) license plate: EF 6328

Submitted 1/10/13 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. Recommended tip: 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).

“I Was Chastised for Speaking Back to Street Harassment”

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“I Was Chastised for Speaking Back to Street Harassment”

Location: Mt. Vernon Square/Convention Center Metro Station
Time: Evening Rush Hour (3:30pm-7:30pm)

I was getting off the train at the Mt. Vernon Square/Convention Center stop for a train headed towards Greenbelt. I had headphones on, but I saw a man gesturing at me. In a break between songs, I heard him say, “That’s a nice dress.” I replied, “I didn’t ask your opinion.” The man proceeded to tell me, “That’s not how you talk to a gentleman.” I rolled my eyes and exited the train. He remained seated.

Emphases by CASS.
Submitted 10/30/13 by Anonymous.


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. Recommended tip: 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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