It’s interesting to me that people are so surprised by all of these stories about these sexual harassers. People have been talking about this–often without getting into specifics for various reasons–since like- the beginning of time.
I also can’t stop thinking about how many men who are harassers who are talking online taking the side of the abused. Stop that. Admit what you have done. Take responsibility. Apologize. Talk to your friends. Don’t wait for it to come up organically- just bring it up. Volunteer in shelters or donate.
BE. AN. ALLY.
And if you are a man who isn’t sure if something you did in the past was wrong, ask. There is no reason not to. Initiative is key. That is what is happening now. People are becoming brave enough to take initiative to speak out.
If you are reading this and you have been harassed- man, women, and everything in between- know you are not alone. And you can speak out. People will support you and love you and believe you and respect you.