Sexual harassment has gone on forever. It has only now become public because one courageous woman after another has come forward. Enough is enough. As an older woman, I look back at the pat on the backside, a pinch here or there and can remember feeling irritated, but mostly disrespected. The man, on the other hand, snickered and somehow thought I felt flattered. I never felt empowered to say anything. Job security, humiliation and fear of reprisal were some of the reasons.
It is a new season now. Women finally have a voice. I hope men are getting the message that it is not okay to indiscriminately touch or make suggestive comments to a woman, ever.
Vickie S. Hershey