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The Wave of Sexual Harassment

I've worked with so many women over the years who have been sexually harassed and sexually assaulted. I know how deep the problem runs, and how very common it is in the lives of women. In fact, I've many times over the years said that if at 2PM Eastern time tomorrow, every woman in the country who has experienced sexual abuse stood up and announced it, it would be impossible to minimize and ignore the true magnitude of the problem any longer. So when we saw the #MeToo campaign begin, I wasn't at all surprised by the number of women acknowledging victimization. Unfortunately, lots of people clearly WERE surprised. There was a pretty prompt backlash of people claiming women were just "jump