Sexual harassment.

I woke up this morning to the news that Matt Lauer has been fired from NBC for inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace. The network’s action has been swift. They didn’t waste any time. Terminated.

It is a day of reckoning for those who thought it was okay to sexually harass. It is certainly a time where it is no longer possible to keep bad behavior a secret. It will continue. Many many more people will be held accountable.

I had a conversation with a group of friends a few weeks ago. We were talking about this subject. I said that the day Kevin Spacey is held accountable we will know it is the beginning of the end for those behaving badly. I never cared for the actor and always felt he held a big secret under his hat. Days later Anthony Rapp bravely talked about his allegations against the actor.

Years ago I was sexually harassed in the workplace. I never thought to tell anyone else since he was my boss. It just was what it was. I am glad that things are changing. We are in interesting times. I think it is about time.

 

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