Harassment as a Sport

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I don’t think I qualify for this exactly, but I think the story should be told. A month ago I saw a perfectly respectable lady harassed by a man in his SUV. He was shouting at her, something about her red hair – which, by the way, was a red in the “normal” range of reds. He was shouting so loudly that he could be heard from all over the block and he shouted a second time as if once wasn’t enough. Here is the thing: some people are harassed in random occurrences, and some are targeted for sport. I was that person. My point is this: when it happens frequently, and to one person over and over again, this “sport” becomes destructive. People need to know that this is happening, that it’s bullying, and that it’s not a joke.

Submitted by LW on 10/31/2009

Location: Adams Morgan, Conn. and Calvert, K St., 9th and G (GW campus), Union Station

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One response to “Harassment as a Sport

  1. which person were you? I don’t understand this post at all.

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