Reporting Street Harassment

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I was walking down the street to get to the metro when the driver of a moving van cat-called me from inside the vehicle! Since he was in a marked vehicle, I took down the company name and number. At first, I didn’t want to report it because I’m sure he needs the job, but at the same time, I need to be able to feel safe walking down the street in broad daylight. Also, I realize that the reason he can get away with street harassment is because women don’t feel comfortable reporting.

Submitted by Anonymous on 8/4/2010

Location: 20th & H St NW

Time of Harassment: Morning Rush Hour (5A-9:30A)

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One response to “Reporting Street Harassment

  1. At first, I didn’t want to report it because I’m sure he needs the job…

    If he’s going to harass women while on the job then he doesn’t need it that badly.

    Also, I realize that the reason he can get away with street harassment is because women don’t feel comfortable reporting.

    Exactly. Glad you changed your stance and decided to report him.

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