Street Harassed in Capitol Hill

Location: 8th Street, SE, Barracks Row (Capitol Hill)
Time: Daytime (9:30am-3:30pm)

Walking hastily to meet some friends, I was running late. I heard a man say as he watched my walk by, “Mmmmm… Look at all that jiggle.”

Submitted 10/1/13 by Anonymous.

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