Let’s Break The Silence!

With sexual harassment and work place bullying silence is the norm. With violence against women silence is the norm. The norm is completely unacceptable. As Bennis observes in his work “Transparency” it is nearly impossible to suppress information now. These usually are not actually instances of he said and she said, he said he said or she said she said but instances of all of the parties who do have reasonable knowledge being complicit and unwilling to speak. This is a model that most victims of severe harassment or bullying could duplicate effectively. It holds the perpetrator accountable for their behavior. It holds the company responsible for neglect. It’s effective at correcting unjust damage to a victim’s reputation. Companies, intuitions and perpetrators count on the victim’s silence. It’s 2010, let’s speak!

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