Saturday afternoon on July 31,2010, I was returning home from the grocery store. After getting off at the bus stop, I was harassed by 2 Dillard’s employees, in deliver truck #7010, who slowed their vehicle down and honked at me. The men continued to harass me by leaning out the window of the truck and making “kissing” noises and gestures at me. I was in tears by the time I made it home.
I was dressed conservatively in a big t-shirt and yoga pants. The sexual nature of the harassment was unwanted and caused me fear. It is called street harassment and is a bulling tactic employed by men towards women they do not know.
Street harassment and the fear of sexual assault make girls and women feel unwelcome and unsafe in public at least sometimes, especially when they are alone. It causes them to be in public less often than they would otherwise and to be on guard while there.
Please help stop this practice by making Dillard’s take responsibility of their employees and raising public awareness of this growing problem.
Location: Dallas, TX