If I haven’t mentioned it on this site (I have in my e-book), learning self defense is one of the most important things a woman can do for herself. You never know when you might be harassed, groped, raped, etc. – sometimes even in public! I have. (Harassed and groped in public, more than once)
I saw this clip on FB and thought it was great. http://www.getitfree.us/blog/article/Videos-woman-beats-up-man-who-harasses-her-in-the-elevator?utm_medium=social&utm_source=Facebook-Timeline&utm_campaign=Shared&utm_content=ViralVideo
Learn from her. She, very wisely, took the time and effort to find out how to protect herself. She was able to walk away from what could have potentially been a very bad situation, as a result. DO learn how to protect yourself. Don’t become a statistic. You don’t have to. (And, don’t forget – never get into an elevator if no one else is in it but a man, alone. Also, if you’re alone in an elevator, and it stops at a floor where a lone man is waiting to enter, get out of the elevator and take another one. PROTECT yourself)
Empowerment, for only $10!
Don’t forget that April is Sexual Harassment Awareness Month! Protect yourself by knowing all you can about the subject. Knowledge IS power!!!
I haven’t been here in a while – just got busy again. Trying to find work (writing, editing, graphics, etc.), dealing with a lawsuit (got to fight for those rights!), and various other things. Ah, well…I’ll be here more in April –
I saw this on FB and had to include it here: https://www.facebook.com/theglobeandmail/videos/10153998154373904/?fref=nf.
Not reporting a harasser or rapist just protects them, and keeps the system weak. We have to DEMAND justice, even if the system seems uncaring. We have human rights – one of which is not to be attacked. It’s up to us to force the police, the courts, et. al., to take our situation seriously and DO THEIR JOBS. (If it was their wives, mothers, daughters, sisters, etc., who’d been harassed/raped, they wouldn’t just blow it off) Lawyers can (sometimes) help. Amassing people and marching can help. There are options. Make a fuss! It’s in our best interests to DO WHATEVER WE CAN! KEEP FIGHTING THE FIGHT!!!
Something I saw on Facebook, and commented on:
Only WE can change things. DON’T BE A STATISTIC!
Keep fighting the good fight!
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Just a reminder – one of the best gifts you can give someone is empowerment.
Remember, you may think you aren’t being harassed on the job (or elsewhere) currently, and you may not think you know anyone who is, but that doesn’t mean that you/they are safe forever. Harassment happens, sexual or otherwise. You, and your friends/loved ones, need to know how to handle it. Suffering, due to ignorance, is never worth it.
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
This site will give information, but my e-book, HOW TO AVOID/HANDLE/LITIGATE OVER SEXUAL HARASSMENT, will give you more. (I should have called it Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sexual Harassment But Were Afraid to Ask) At $10, you can’t go wrong! It’s worth twice that and more, to keep you safe.
Have a happy – and SAFE – holiday!
Empowerment, for only $10!
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Anyone have any comments about sexual harassment or the help this site has been? I’d love to hear from you.
The latest on Bill Cosby is found on the Sexual Harassment in Hollywood page –
Happy Thanksgiving 🙂
Don’t you hate it when you’re typing a post and the screen pops you out, then you have to reconstruct everything you were saying? Just happened to me, here. :0 GRRRRR!!!
Sorry, I’ve been away again. Got really busy (court, job hunting, replacing my old car, et.al.). But, I’m baaaaacckk…
Re: Bill Cosby – I want to make you aware of the new FB page for Bill Cosby’s survivors: https://www.facebook.com/We-Support-the-Survivors-of-Bill-Cosby-715166358581307/timeline/
Please check it out and support it. The survivors were and are very brave to speak out; to resurrect the pain and the shame. But they know it’s important. They don’t expect anything to come from it (financially), but they want other women to know what they went through and to be careful (not just of Cosby but of anyone like him).
I can’t emphasize enough how important that is, speaking out. Becoming a harassment/rape victim is horrendous enough, but allowing others to become one, because you protected the harasser/rapist by your silence, is impractical and unacceptable. You might have been spared if victims previous to you had spoken out. It’s our duty to stick up for ourselves and to aid in protecting others who could meet the same fate.
I know this should have been posted on the Sexual Harassment in Hollywood page – Bill Cosby section – but I wanted to make sure it wasn’t overlooked. I’ll post some links to new items on the BC topic in the usual place. News is breaking daily…