- Liz Gorman, a DC area photographer was sexually assaulted just north of DuPont Circle by a man on a bicycle. " Minding my own business, and a gentleman on a bicycle rides up behind me and sticks his hand up my skirt and fondles me," Gorman says. Several women responded that they too had been attacked by "a similar-sounding bicycling molester."
- Meanwhile police continue to look for the suspect in another sexual assault last week along the Four Mile Run trail.
- A letter writer to the Post wonders why, in a story about a driver assaulting a bicyclist the Post referred to the victim of the assault only once by gender and repeatedly as “bicyclist,” “biker” and “cyclist.” I suspect it's because his being a cyclist was central to why he was assaulted, but his gender was not. Just as Gorman's gender was repeatedly stated because she was assaulted for being a woman, not for being a pedestrian (not to equate the two incidents, only the reporting on them). I'm always willing to criticize the media for lazy or sloppy reporting, but this wasn't such a case.