“'I would never do it again, and I would never recommend another woman do it,' says Christie Van, who complained of harassment at the Ford Motor Company and has since been homeless and separated from her son.” I mean, that’s the thing...
I paid so dearly for speaking out. So did my children, my husband, my mom, and many more. I would still do it again, because I couldn't have lived with myself otherwise. I wish women didn't have to make this choice. #MeTooSTEMM
“We crane our necks to see the wreckage of powerful male careers without even bothering to wonder about the women whose lives & careers those men damaged.” 🔥 😔😔
Everywhere I go, women talk about this, and the double bind of coming forward. The Toll of Me Too, thx ⁦
"We crane our necks to see the wreckage of powerful male careers without even bothering to wonder about the women whose lives and careers those men damaged."
“Individually, they have almost uniformly been punished for it, paid for it to one degree or another. But with their testimony, they have left their mark, an individual sacrifice offered up to a collective future, one in which we should all be worth more.”
As usual, most of the toll of a social movement has fallen on the victims (MeToo edition)
Of the estimated 5,000,000 individuals who experience sexual harassment in the workplace each year, less than 10,000 file a complaint. Great piece from that lays out the often unseen cost of reporting.