Tag: flashers

Blizzard doesn't stop CTA flasher on the Blue Line

It was Thursday after the third-largest blizzard has crippled Chicago. People were really just starting to poke their noses out of their snowed-in burrows. A woman was trying to get downtown on the Blue Line, when she encountered a flasher. Her story: After finally getting on a train with the horrible weather conditions, I found... Read more »

Woman confronts flasher on train in video gone viral

This video from a New York subway train is making the rounds on the Internet, having gone viral once it was posted on YouTube. The good parts start at about 40 seconds in. This woman is so indignant at being flashed that she confronts the flasher loudly so the entire train car hears her. And... Read more »

Dear CTA, how about: If you see something, TEXT something

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... Read more »

CTA wanker caught in the act - now let's catch him

Regular readers know I’ve written (too) many times about perverts and wankers and fondlers and flashers on CTA trains and buses. I’ve encouraged you to be brave and take photos of the perps. Yep, easy for me to say, since I’m a guy. So big props to a reader I’m calling Judy. Here’s her story:... Read more »

Indecent exposure report on CTA leads to arrest of convicted sex offender

A Kane County man last week was charged with public indecency and lewd exposure after touching and exposing himself to a woman on the Brown Line March 31. Just hours after the CTA incident, police allege that Douglas Sale also exposed himself to a female bicyclist in Rogers Park. Thank you, ladies, for coming forward... Read more »

Shedding more light on female harassment on the CTA

This blog has always railed against harassment of women on the CTA, whether it be by flashers, gropers or wankers, including what to do if you’re a victim. That’s why it’s fabulous to read about young women rising up against this type of harassment. The Sun-Times reported last week that a group of young women... Read more »