I was on the corner of 51 Ave. and 5th St. NW walking my dog around the block. A man in a white utility van loudly blew a kiss at me. He continued to stare while driving down the street. As I continued to walk around the block, I noticed three men walking behind me. I moved to the other side of the street and slowed down in order for them to pass me. They did but continued to look back and stare at me.
Those are too many incidents for one night. This needs to stop. This is not OK. I do not like it. It should not happen. I should be free to walk to streets without dodging sexual slurs, purposely ignoring uninvited compliments and/or feeling unsafe.
Optional: What’s one way you think we can make public places safer for everyone?
Good question: More street lights, payphones or emergency phones (if someone doesn’t have one or left their phone). Teach people about respect. Appropriate behaviors to living in social environments.
Location: 52 Avenue & 5 Street NW. Miami, FL. USA.
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