The 9-5 Guide to Combating Sexual Harassment
Bravo and Cassedy
In 1991, Anita Hill testified that she was sexually harassed by Clarence Thomas at his confirmation hearing. In my opinion, this was when sexual harassment became a mainstream discussion topic. I also remember watching the hearings on television. Fast forward to the mid 1990s, and the Monica Lewinsky scandal during the Clinton administration. Keep fast forwarding and you can add Robert Packwood, Mark Foley, Newt Gingrich, Gary Condit, Anthony Weiner, Mario Batali, Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, Roger Ailes, etc. You get the picture.
Even if it feels like nothing has changed, this book is outdated and needs an update. When the advice is to either seek legal counsel or file a complaint with a human resources department or a union, this doesn’t work for many working women. Nearly half of all employed people work for what is called a small business. These businesses usually have one manager/owner and no human resources department. Legal counsel is usually not within the reach of most women. A book like this is probably necessary, but it would be nice if it would include all employees.