For the past several months workplaces across the country, from Hollywood to Congress, have been rocked by brave survivors speaking out with their stories of sexual harassment or assault in the workplace. People in these industries who have experienced harassment and violence have felt pressured to be silent and afraid of coming forward for far too long. And there are still many victims who feel unable to come forward out of fear of retaliation or being blamed for what happened to them.
Sexual harassment is pervasive in workplaces across the country and in every industry. Itâ€™s unconscionable, and we must do more to hold perpetrators accountable and protect the survivors who speak out, even if their stories donâ€™t make the headlines.
This is a watershed moment for everyone impacted by sexual harassment and assault. The ONLY way weâ€™ll make real change is if we all speak out together.
Katie Oâ€™Connell, Digital Communications Coordinator