Subway Gropes on Upschwing


Sexual harrassment on the subway is on the rise, reports the NY Times’ City Room. The worst stretch of subway for the gropage is the 4-5-6 between Union Square and Grand Central, and the typical molester is a 39-year-old male.

The most common times for the molesting, reports City Room, are– not surprisingly–rush hours: 8-10 a.m. and 4-6 p.m.

(Full disclosure: That’s my stretch of subway, my age, and the hours I ride. But I am completely innocent.) 

The NYPD has arrested 412 people for subterranean sex offenses, and 587 such incidents have been reported, though Transit Bureau Police Chief James P. Hall told City Council the crimes are vastly under-reported.

NY Times commenter “carnap” has a suggestion for would-be victims:

“ Ladies: Just take a tiny step back with one foot and jam your stiletto heel into his toes. Whether or not you hit the perp, you’ll draw attention and be assured of a safer ride to your destination.”

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2 Responses to Subway Gropes on Upschwing

  1. jim says:

    is that Dwight Shroot?

  2. G. Francis says:

    Um, that *was* your age.

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