Every story has a beginning, a middle and an end. For victims of sex crimes, the story begins with what they once had, and it ends with what they have lost. In the middle is what happened to them, an event or series of events they must share with others in order to achieve justice and healing.
Sexual harassment has been around forever, but legal protections for victims are surprisingly recent. The civil rights movement, the women’s movement, and a groundswell of victims’ stories and protests became the catalysts society needed to finally realize no one deserves to be insulted, threatened or demeaned, including in the workplace.