Kind of hard to enjoy the fireworks when you’re being sexually harassed…
Location: 14th and H Street NW (Penn Quarter)
Time: Daytime (9:30am-3:30pm)
Two men turned and followed me down the street (which was pretty busy with July 4th Activities) commenting on my boobs. This went on for a couple blocks. They only stopped when I purposefully walked towards some policemen.
Submitted on 7/5/12 by Anonymous
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I like to walk past the White House when going to work because it reminds me of all of the freedoms and opportunities I have as an American. So being harassed right in front of it is somewhat ironic, not to mention disappointing. This guy was in his 30s, wearing a red baseball cap and red jacket on his bike. His rode right behind me for a while and made comments about my skirt (which is past my knees) and then when I turned around and yelled at him, he sped off. Coward.
Submitted by VM
Location: Outside the White House
Time of harassment: Morning Rush Hour (5A-9:30A)
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