In the wake of the "Me Too" movement and the sexual harassment and assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein and many others, U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., shared her own experience with sexual harassment to inspire other women on Capitol Hill to do the same. According to Speier, sexual harassment is a major issue in the halls of Congress, but very few people are talking about it.
If you have accounts on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, chances are you've heard of the "Me Too" social media movement. The movement quickly went viral after actress Alyssa Milano shared it on Twitter. So far, the movement has reached millions of people in at least 85 countries. According to Twitter, almost 2 million tweets included the #MeToo hashtag.
A few weeks ago, the New York Times blew the lid off of a story about Ashley Judd's (amongst others') accusations of sexual harassment against famous Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Since this article was published, more than 60 women have come forward with sexual harassment allegations against Weinstein, and the number is growing.
The CEO of online lending company Social Finance Inc., known as SoFi, has announced his resignation following a sexual harassment lawsuit. Mike Cagney is a cofounder of the company and served as CEO since the startup was established in 2011. He is the subject of several lawsuits, including a sexual harassment claim by executive assistant Laura Munoz and a wrongful termination claim by a Brandon Charles, a former employee who reported that he had witnessed female employees being harassed by Cagney and other managers.
As many as one in three women between the ages of 18 and 34 have been sexually harassed at work, according to a 2015 survey. Though sexual harassment is one of the most common forms of discrimination in the workplace, it is difficult for victims to confront their offenders because they fear losing their jobs. Others are fearful of others finding out about the sexual harassment and feel embarrassed.
When you have a private, personal photo taken, you expect it to remain private. Even when relationships end, you trust that your privacy will be intact. You also trust that your personal information, such as your name, rank and where you are stationed will not be posted online without your consent.