NOOOO NO NO NONO FUCK FUCK FUCKIG CBS IS TELLING WOMEN NOT TO REPORT SEXUAL HARASSMENT BECAUSE IT WILL “DAMAGE THEIR CAREERS” and “HARASSMENT IS AN UNFORTUNATE PART OF CLIMBING THE LADDER” I AM SO ANGRY THEY ARE LITERALLY TURNING SEXUAL HARASSMENT INTO A NORM THIS IS NOT OKAY
This is an actual article and I’m still having a hard time believing it’s real.
That article only has 3 comments (as of the time i reblogged) but that author has her own blog which has tons more feedback in the comments sections on how people feel about this whole “don’t bother fighting back cos it does you more harm than good" mentality.
And this sort of thing extends beyond sexual harassment, we can see it in discrimination against things like race or sexual orientation or even stuff like how schoolkids are told to ‘just ignore’ bullies, and these problems will never ever go away because of people who are convinced that it’s the ‘norm’, or that the system is too big to change, etc. People love to talk about how a problem exists or how they don’t condone a certain type of wrongness but few if any are actually want to care about tackling the problem in a way that ensures the source of the problem won’t repeat history in future. Or they’re afraid of taking the hard choices, that’s how sudetenland got handed on a silver platter to nazi germany by neville chamberlain, cos he thought somehow it would prevent a war.
And you know what, when the source of a problem is allowed to get the easy way off, they’ll know they can get away with it and that’s how things escalate from there. Today sexual harassment, tomorrow maybe rape or something like that.