The Sexist

Miss D.C. Meets Grope With Body Slam

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This year, I wrote a series about public sexual assaults in the District, and how victims respond to them. I separated typical victim responses into four categories: freezing, talking back, fighting back, and reporting to police. As of Saturday evening, Miss District of Columbia 2009 Jennifer Corey officially falls in to the exacting physical pain category: According to the Washington Examiner, the District beauty queen winner was slapped in the butt by a group of "spoiled rich preppy kids who think that they are better than you because their dad makes a lot of money." They were out in Georgetown, if you can imagine. After the third assault, "I just had so much rage against him . . . that I slammed him up against the wall," Corey said. "[T]here is no reason for a girl to have to worry about being slapped . . . or touched when we go out."

Photo via JenniferCorey.com

  • Theresa

    Bless her heart. I just hope she doesn't get in trouble. Look does not mean touch. Anybody see the story about the installation in MOMA with the naked people, and of course, some of the naked people were groped? WTF, people, are you all two years old? That is the level you want us to believe you are operating on, when you say "Well, it was out there."

  • Flutterby

    This is yet another reason why the push to make street harassment unacceptable is important. The most effective way of discouraging it right now is violence because yelling at the assholes doesn't seem to get across how serious we are. If we could just scare them off by threatening to get them fined for that shit, then violent reactions wouldn't be necessary. *sigh*

  • kza

    Good for her.

  • V

    Flutterby: Immediate and swift retaliation works better than the promise of punishment later down the road. An ideal society would be full of people who respect others' bodily integrity. Since that seems to be too difficult for some people to manage, I guess the next best thing would be for society to be full of people who are known to respond instantly with punishment for those who can't keep their hands to themselves.

  • carylmarx

    Vigilantism; the only way to deal with crime in DC...

  • Jhamianiquia Jenkins

    I'd have maced his ass and snatched him by his nuts.

  • Native JD in DC

    So did she press charges? This story is only half written!

  • kza

    @ V and flutterby

    Wouldn't it be great if the end of this story wasn't that she body slammed the dude, but that she called the cops and he got jail time?

  • V

    kza: That's also a good outcome. Wish I had more faith that people would take a woman's complaint about street harassment and groping seriously enough to devote those kinds of police resources to resolving the issue.

  • noodlez

    BOOBIES!

  • peter golden

    Women are not and should not be victims of this type of harassment. My support goes out to Jennifer Corey. Please note that someone that want's to take away your right to defend yourself does not support women's rights. Gun Control means hitting your target. Self defense and the right to bear arms is the universal standard for freedom. All governments that do not support the right for women to vote and be equal to men do not allow their citizens to bear arms to protect themself, let the reality and truth be known, if they want your gun they want to control you and make you powerless to defend yourself. For example: 200 lb man vs 100 lb women or 200 lb old man can be equalized with a handgun.

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  • pipi long stockings

    that makes sense peter golden, because wouldn't women just be so much safer if they didn't only have to worry about creepy guys touching them, but also possibly shooting them!

    adding guns to the equation always makes things safer!

  • Margaret Lion

    Jen Corey: YOU GO!!!!! Good for you!!!

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