Posts Tagged ‘sexual harassment’

What Constitutes “Voyeurism” In D.C.?

After a man was arrested on the National Mall for voyeurism after filming up women's skirts on July 4th, some people were like, hey now—that's illegal? It is in D.C.: Voyeurism was made a criminal offense by the Omnibus Public Safety Emergency Act of 2006 [PDF].
Below, the District's rules on putting your "electronic devices" in [...]

Mall Voyeur Arrested on July 4th

D.C. police may not have stuck anyone with illegal fireworks charges this July 4th, but police did manage to nab one man taking advantage of the day's patriotic displays: On Sunday afternoon, D.C. police detained 49-year-old Maryland resident Charles Defoe for engaging in voyeuristic activities on the grounds of the Washington Monument. According to an [...]

Examiner‘s Solution to Bad Sexual Assault Reporting: Victim-Blame!

After Miss D.C. 2009 Jen Corey's claim that the Washington Examiner mischaracterized her sexual assault as a simple "bar fight," reporter Tara Palmeri first defended herself by claiming she doesn't always write her own stories. Now, the paper has revealed its second line of defense: Accusing Corey of being a bad sexual assault victim.

Examiner Called On Sexual Assault Coverage, Cites Intern Defense

Last month, Washington Examiner gossip columnists Tara Palmeri and Nikki Schwab drafted a hot little item about Miss D.C. 2009 Jen Corey "kicking some tail at the local bars." Corey, the gossips reported, recently physically defended herself after being repeatedly "spanked," "touched," "pushed," "slapped," and "sexually harassed" by men in public. Corey's got a [...]

D.C.’s Street Harassment Confrontation Gap

Five years ago, Emily May started up Holla Back New York City as a "little blog" for friends to share their experiences with sexual harassment on the streets of New York. Back then, May was hard-pressed to find who agreed that those "hey babies" and "nice asses" constituted a legitimate form of harassment. "I was [...]

An Ode to Street Harassers: “Fuck You, So Much”

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Via Holla Back NYC, it's "the most amazing song about street harassment ever written." Songwriter Satah Cameron, who plays as "Duckies Are The Best Animal," says the epic song covering all the stages of street harassment is dedicated to "one of those people who thinks they have the right to make a woman [...]

Street Harassment Bystander Whipped With a Belt for Intervening

Today on Holla Back DC!, a bystander witnessed a man harassing and stalking a woman on the street in Mount Pleasant, and decided to step in. After a confrontation, the bystander walked away with bruises courtesy of the harasser's belt. Here's the story:

Metro Sexual: When Transit Employees Harass

According to Metro Transit Police, the sexual comments a bus driver made toward his 16-year-old passenger weren’t explicit enough.
At 7:21 a.m. on Friday May 14, according to a report filed with transit cops that day, a Silver Spring high school student boarded the Z13 bus that takes her to school every morning. She sat near [...]

“Hey Baby”: The First-Person Shooter

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You'd think that a feminist blogger with a noted disdain for people who ask her to smile would be the ideal consumer for street harassment-based first-person shooter game. (Guilty!) But after a test-run, even I can't get behind gunning down street harassers for fun and profit:

Indecent Exposure Near Eliot Junior High School

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D.C. police have released an alert about a "suspicious male individual" who is "attempting to make contact with adolescent females as they walk to school." The alert says that yesterday, "the suspect exposed himself to four juvenile females that were walking to school." He's operating around the 200 blocks of 17th Street and [...]

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