February 24, 2017 News Article: DC council member proposes new bill to eliminate catcalling, street harassment

DC council member proposes new bill to eliminate catcalling, street harassment

http://www.fox5dc.com/news/local-news/238016034-story

By: Tisha Lewis
POSTED:FEB 24 2017 11:27PM EST
UPDATED:FEB 24 2017 11:46PM EST
WASHINGTON – Catcalling on D.C. streets by District workers could soon be a thing of the past. D.C. lawmakers are reviewing legislation that would mandate all city employees to undergo street harassment training. And if they get caught harassing other people in public, they would have to face consequences.

“If we can train all of them on what is appropriate conduct and how to be good, helpful bystanders, then we have an army of people in the city looking out and helping create our safe spaces,” said Councilmember Brianne Nadeau.

The Ward 1 council member introduced the anti-street harassment bill this week. She said several personal confrontations on city streets led to her proposed legislation.

DC council member proposes new bill to eliminate catcalling, street harassment
“Walking down 16th Street and being harassed by a government worker on duty in uniform,” she explained. “When I was commuting every day on the Metro, every block I would be harassed. One day, I was walking to work in my professional attire and somebody commented and I asked them not to do that. The response was, ‘Well if you don’t want us to comment, why do you dress like that?’

**********************************My Comment:  is that today’s grown black men STILL have to be taught what is appropriate behavior in an industrialized, democracy. Just shows they are animals cloaked in human flesh.

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