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Too Many Occurrences

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I was walking home from work at 16th and 1 block below P Street, NW, when two guys approached me and told me I have a fat ass. I said no thank you and kept walking, at which point they started following me. Fortunately, a bus pulled up and I was able to cross the street and catch it in time. It was very unnerving.

I also had an experience a couple weeks ago in front of the Target in Columbia Heights were a man asking for donations for Planned Parenthood, of all places, approached me to ask for money and then kept on about how he had watched me walk up the street and when I came out of Target wanted to talk to me. Ew.

Submitted by Elizabeth
Location: 16th and P St. NW
Time of harassment: Evening Rush Hour (3:30P-7:30P)

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“Thick and juicy like a cheeseburger.”

Photo by stu_spivack on flickr

Photo by stu_spivack on flickr

I was walking to Target this afternoon and a homeless man walked up to me, blocking my path. He told me he wanted to eat me up. He said, “Girl, you thick and juicy like a cheeseburger.”

Then he did some kind of bizarre dance, presumably to charm me into allowing him to eat me up. I managed to cross the street without having to confront the crazy, but not before this guy called out, “I’ma eat you up! I’ma take a bite outta that juicy ass!”

Submitted by Moxie Britches on 5/25/2010

Location: 14th Street & Park Road, Columbia Heights

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Kiss, kiss?

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Photo by Athena's Pix (Busy Again) via Flickr

I was walking up 14th street heading towards Target with a friend. A man walks past us going the opposite direction. He says something that I don’t understand then as he walks past us he turns his head, stares at me and makes kissing noises.

Submitted by Anonymous on 10/13/2009

Location: 14th and Columbia

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Command: SMILE.

Another Harassment Hill story…

I was walking down 14th St. NW coming home from Target on Saturday evening, when a man standing at a bus stop says loudly at me, “Hey, you had better smile and make the world a better place!” He said it as a command, but he also seemed quite amused with himself and was chuckling.

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Photo by dotbenjamin

I wish I had the quick thinking and/or guts to have said, “Hey, maybe you could make the world a better place by not harassing women who are just trying to walk down the street,” but instead I just scowled at him, intentionally making the least smiley face I could. As I kept moving down the hill, he started to shout something at my back like, “Hey now girl, I was just trying to…” but he trailed off.

Location: 14th Street NW, Columbia Heights

Submitted by CR

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