The Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct allegations have sparked a flame in an already fuel-doused forest of angry, wounded women and men across the globe. While the month of October 2017 proved woeful for Weinstein and his monstrous behavior, it has been equally sucky for others who have committed similar offenses. Yes, the sexual predators who’ve victimized many an unsuspecting soul in the work environment – be it an encounter in the office or a business meeting outside are no longer able to creep along and hide in the dark with their threats.
Today is a new day for those who were targeted and are victims of sexual abuse. Actresses, journalists, producers and assistants have come forward, voicing the wrongs that have been done against them by said predators. It is inspiring to see women and men alike finally feeling brave enough to publicly speak about such traumatic events.
No one, unless they’ve been in the same situation, can ever really understand the stress and self-doubt one goes through when something like this occurs. Do I want this to be happening? Why is his hand on my waist? Is he really fondling my breasts? What do I do? Why is he in a bathrobe? Why is he taking o the bathrobe? God, I need to get out of here. I thought this was going to be professional.
After the encounter comes the self-doubt and bullying. The man whom you denied calls you a c**t, proclaiming that your career is over. So you shut up about what happened, bury it deep inside and live life in fear.
These scenarios are understandable. A lot of people, naive to the monsters that lurk in the “Big Offices,” can easily walk into such problems.
Now that we have a global spotlight on sexual predators, we equally need to shine a light on how to beat the living poop out of any predator who might try to harm you. That is where I come in.
Regis Giles’ new book will teach you how to escape the world of #MeToo victim and become the #WarriorChick you were meant to be!