50 percent of women who experience harassment leave their jobs within two years of experiencing that harassment

(written by lawrence krubner, however indented passages are often quotes). You can contact lawrence at: lawrence@krubner.com

Sad:

There is a study that was just done recently by a researcher who found that 50 percent of women who experience harassment leave their jobs within two years of experiencing that harassment. When the harassment is particularly grave, that’s 80 percent, and many of them leave their professions altogether.

We can’t imagine what the world would’ve looked like if this systemic behavior hadn’t been in place. We don’t have the buildings that were built by women or the food that was cooked by women or the comedy that was written and performed by women or the art that would’ve been made by women or the books that would’ve been written by women or the political narrative that would’ve been told by women or the candidates and politicians and political leadership that should’ve been female.

Something I’m thinking obsessively about is that power’s supposed to flow in one direction, from the very powerful to the less powerful. When the less powerful threaten that in almost any way you can conceive of, they are immediately framed as more powerful, aggressive, and abusive.

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