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View Diary: I've Been Sexually Harassed (157 comments)

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  •  Thank you for talking about this. (5+ / 0-)

    I fear your experiences are not uncommon.  My work was mostly among women, since I worked for several social services agencies where there are more women than men.  I have a feeling non-profits may be more inhospitable to sexual harassment than businesses, which is not to say that the environments can still be quite sexist -- just not quite as hostile.

    When I was harassed, and not nearly as seriously as you -- but by the Inspector General of my agency when I was a lowly executive assistant -- it was taken seriously by my boss, a deputy commissioner and a woman, and her boss, the commissioner and a woman.

    When he apologized, which he was forced to do, he said that he was sorry if he'd offended me, and that -- oh yeah -- "you work on the fourth floor with all the feminists."

    It was almost 25 years ago, and I remember it as though it were yesterday.  It still pisses me off, and it really pisses me off that it still happens.

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