Topic: Harassment in Columbia Heights and Petworth
Harassment in Columbia Heights and Petworth
Over the past few months since moving to DC, I’ve experienced verbal harassment nearly every time I walk alone, be it 8am or 8pm, it happens. I know that I’m not alone and that harassment and assault occur regularly throughout the District. The bottom line is that as a female, I don’t feel safe. This isn’t a new issue and as a concerned citizen, this unwarranted behavior is plainly unacceptable. I can’t continue to live here and perpetuate the problem in this city by not acting… while telling someone to f*** off temporarily makes me feel better, it’s not addressing the root problem.
I’d like to know what kinds of *creative* solutions women have used to combat harassment on the streets. Additionally, can anyone inform on using pepper spray/mace in the city?