This column by Lizzie O’Leary at The Cut was excellent. O’Leary reflects on a career filled with moments that fall into the grey area of workplace sexual harassment. Examples include married executives and Congressmen she just finished interviewing who then asked for her number or to meet them for a drink at a late hour.
She typically let these moments slide because she did not want to jeopardize her career and/or figured no one would listen. The few times she did speak up, she was almost always told to keep it to herself.
Her hope is the next generation of women beginning their careers today do not endure a similar path. Hopefully they will know they can speak up, and the workplace environment will have improved enough to be receptive to their concerns.