What about sexual harassment, WMATA?

We found out about WMATA’s new PSA thanks to our friends over at Unsuck DC Metro.  WMATA launched this courtesy campaign last week to encourage local riders to practice proper etiquette.  The campaign launch coincides with summer and we know that sexual harassment increases as the heat goes up.  Although, we weren’t that surprised, we want to know why sexual harassment was not mentioned in this campaign that encourages proper behavior? Especially since we have documented cases of sexual harassment occurring on DC’s public transportation.  We also know that in the past, NYC and Boston have launched PSAs to raise awareness about sexual harassment on public transportation.  So once again we ask, What’s the matta WMATA? With so much stimulus money being spent on the Metro, (for more info go here), why is DC lagging so far behind when it comes to raising awareness about sexual harassment?

Check out this video and let us know what your thoughts are!

If you encounter any sexual harassment on our trains or the buses, we hope you feel empowered to share your story with us. The more stories we collect, the stronger our case will be that it is time for a campaign that aims to stop sexual harassment on the Metro.

Sexual Harassment on DC’s Public Transportation:

Serial Thigh Grabber

Orange Line Thigh Grabber

What’s the matta WMATA?

I wish I was more assertive.

Beep, Beep

Early Morning Groper

Kissing Sounds Make Me Gag

Do you have a story you would like to submit? Just click here and fill out the online submission form. All stories will be posted anonymously unless you specify.


3 responses to “What about sexual harassment, WMATA?

  1. Golden Silence

    That PSA video is horrible. It’s poorly produced and many who are hearing impaired have complained about the lack of captions on it.

    I too hope that Metro has a PSA for sexual harassment, not only targeting the riders who harass, but the employees who do too. There are too many stories to count. With your site, the documented harassment at Unsuck DC Metro, as well as a few stories of my past experiences being harassed by Metro employees, a strong case can be made.

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