“Fathers have a big chance to do this just by listening to their daughters, and showing them that they’re worth listening to. Co-workers can do this by not commenting on a woman’s appearance when they wouldn’t say the same of a man.
“This is not rocket science,” Steinem added. “It’s empathy.”
.. We need not just sensitivity training, but also accountability. That means firing not only the men who sexually harass but also the men and women who are complicit.
.. “People need to be afraid not just of doing these things, but also of not doing anything when someone around them does it,” Sandberg said.
.. One dismissal sends a stronger message throughout an organization than 10,000 hours of sensitivity training.
.. Men have sometimes been prone to disbelieve victims’ stories, and one of the most distasteful aspects of the Harvey Weinstein scandal was a rush to refocus blame by questioning why female victims didn’t speak up earlier or go to the police. That tendency to victim-shame is precisely why survivors are reluctant to speak up.. a new ABC News/Washington Post poll found that 54 percent of American women report having received unwanted and inappropriate sexual advances.. Civil rights weren’t just a “black problem,” the Holocaust wasn’t just a “Jewish problem” and sexual harassment and discrimination are more than just a “women’s problem.”.. “Put peer pressure on each other to treat women better.”