Is Sexual Harassment the New Normal?


Herman Cain now has four women accusers saying he sexually harassed them and at least one recent story suggests that the number may rise. While Cain claims he’s not getting out of the 2012 Presidential race and that he’s in it to win it, how much longer can he survive, and is sexual harassment in work settings something that women just have to expect in the 21st century?

Those are questions I had a chance to discuss with iVillage’s Chief Correspondent Kelly Wallace as we’re getting warmed up for a new online show we’re going to be doing together!

So what will you need to know to decide who to vote for in the upcoming primaries? Are conservative women better at grassroots organizing than their liberal sisters? Which women do you wish were running for the White House? We’ll be dishing on those issues and more in the weeks to come! I can’t wait to tell you more as we get closer to the show’s launch!

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3 Responses to “Is Sexual Harassment the New Normal?”

  1. lenna Says:

    Not sure, but I think if I was the victim of a sexual assult, I would
    not wait until 14 years after the fact to pursue it.

    Anyone who comes forward today should be greeted with a high degree of suspicion, since doing so guarantees instant celebrity status, giving her a powerful incentive to fudge the facts.

    And the truth shall set you free…

  2. Yvonne DiVita Says:

    So, let me say – victims of sexual harassment are as likely to be vilified as supported. From the beginning…and I’m talking back when women first started to work out of the home… any extra attention a woman got was considered her own fault. Times haven’t changed. I’m astonished that so many people are just turning a blind eye to this – these women are not becoming ‘celebrities’… they are just as likely to be trashed as celebrated. Who wants that? Your whole life is put in front of the world, when you come forward – evidence of this is on my TV right now, with a woman saying Cain seems ‘credible’ and ‘honest’. No way! He’s dodging the issue because we are letting him. We live in a country where women are still sex objects – and the better looking you are, the more likely you are to be blamed for any hint of sexual harassment. Let’s look at it differently – let’s look at it as misconduct. Take the word ‘sex’ out… misconduct by approaching an employee inappropriately – whatever that is.

    Now what? Misconduct is okay?

  3. sexual harassment attorneys Says:

    How can a very depressing assault become normal? Let’s face it!

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