Sexually Assaulted in DC: “I No Longer Feel Safe Walking Home From the Library.”

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Street Harassed in DC: “I No Longer Feel Safe Walking Home From the Library.”

Location: 2nd & E St NW (Union Station/Capitol Hill)
Time: Night (7:30pm-12am)

I was walking home from the library when a man walked up to me with open arms. He put them around me and began kissing my face. I asked him to stop, [but he] grabbed my chest and butt. He kept kissing me and kept his arms around me, I kept asking him to stop. After a few minutes, he finally let me go. I no longer feel safe walking home from the library.

Submitted 4/28/14 by “JJ.”

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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 at the Bus Stop: “I’m not your ‘big momma!'”

Location: Pennsylvania Ave & 8th St SE (Eastern Market)
Time: Evening Rush Hour (3:30pm-7:30pm)

On the way to a dinner meeting for work, a man approaches me who is also waiting for the bus. I didn’t know how to reply to his “Hi, big momma.” I think I said, “….hi” and anxiously awaiting for the bus to arrive.

Submitted 10/1/13 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).

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.


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).