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Don't Be Silent DC has been inactive since March 2008 and has not been accepting entries since. If you are in the DC area and have a harassment story to share, please go to HollaBack DC. If you are outside the DC area and want to submit your story, go to Stop Street Harassment. Thank you.


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Thursday, August 2, 2007

Not many stories to report...

...which I see as a good thing. I'm hoping it means that these clowns that bother people on the District's streets are starting to get word that their actions are being reported to DBS.

In the meantime, Liz sent me the link to a research study about harassment on NYC trains. Also, Mari at In Shaw did a write up on how annoying it is to deal with men who consider a simple "hello" and other forms of common courtesy a foreign language.

As thrilled as I am that street harassment is currently at a standstill, I'm always available to accept stories and your feedback.

Stay strong, stay safe...and be happy that street harassment in DC has come to a pause (at least for now).

4 comments:

AO said...

thank you for publishing this information... we need to continue to be vocal about these issues!

BeautyinBaltimore said...

Notmany stories to report-thats because you chased them Baltimore.

Wagatwe said...

Well just from my new hours out yesterday during the day between Takoma and Dupont I could give you many stories of catcalling.

Golden Silence said...

Dag! I guess street harassment doesn't end!

Beauty in Baltimore and Wagatwe, if you have stories to tell send them to the Don't Be Silent e-mail linked on the main page. And though my blog focuses on DC and its metro environs, I take stories from other locations as well. I've actually had one or two from Baltimore published here.