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Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Another Mt. Pleasant

Kimberly sent me this message involving her friend:

Just read your latest post - god, I'm so angry - and realized that I forgot to tell you about what happened to my best girlfriend recently. She was hanging out at my house and left around 8, walking down Mt. Pleasant Street to an ATM only about a block and a half away. She was wearing a shirt-style dress, and as she was nearing the ATM, was grabbed under that dress. She said the man ran off and all she could do was try to yell at him. There wasn't anything else she could do and there was nobody really around to help (it was late evening, kind of quiet out) - and no cops, which is kind of rare for that street. She said she was in such shock she almost couldn't believe it had really happened.

Goddamn, aren't you sick of this?

You know it. I'm tired of our livelihoods being threatened because idiot-ass fools don't know how to keep their hands to themselves. Between this and the previous post, men are getting away with these horrible acts. I am tired of just blogging about it---I really want to take action. What can we do to stop this? What can we do to let people know we won't tolerate it? I do want to plan a meeting/rally in the next few months. Give me some time to get my head together and organize, people.


Michael J. West said...

Is the rally you're thinking about, a rally at which men are welcome? I'd like to attend.

Golden Silence said...

If you're tired of street harassment and want to make a change, you are welcome. It doesn't matter if you're male or female, black or white, rich or poor---as long as you support making the streets safer, then feel free to come.

Kimberly said...

i'm down, d. let me know.