Long-time CTA Tattler readers know that I often have railed against CTA flashers, gropers, wankers and rubbers. I've urged women to stand up and fight back against these jerks.
But I also realize that's easy for a man to say.
For its part, the CTA last fall started its ad campaign: "If it's unwanted, it's harassment." And it urges women to "Speak up - If you see something, say something."
But, as I've often been reminded, that's not always easy to do.
Now Tattler reader Lynette has a great idea:
"I feel passengers should be able to TEXT their concerns to the CTA.
There are times when "see something... say something" could humiliate
the passenger, or put them at risk."
She further clarifies her
idea and tells her harassment story at her blog.
Hers is a great idea that the Chicago White Sox employ to allow
fans to anonymously
text a number with seat location where an unruly fan may be causing
Of course, riders can text more than reports of
harassment. It would be much easier and make passengers feel safer to
text about someone smoking, gambling, peddling or fighting.
Let's hope the CTA works this into its safety plan.