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:
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.