Bosses and teachers aren't the only types of men who behave this way.
As we know, male politicians aren’t the most…upstanding group of guys out there.
We knowingly elected a president who likes to grab women “by the p***y.” That’s how you know this problem is institutional. That is why women don’t come forward sooner. Because we simply do not care enough.
The responses to Donahue's original tweet numbered in the thousands and the stories shared are absolutely heartbreaking.
But one thing these stories aren’t, unfortunately, is shocking. Women from every single walk of life have dealt with sexual harassment on varying levels. It’s a fact of life.
And while it's not shocking to hear these stories anymore, it's still beyond disturbing.
We have to make it safe for women to come forward when men sexually harass them. We have to make sure that men don’t get away with assaulting young girls who are in their own family.
It became increasingly clear in this thread that there is no safe space for women.
These stories happened in workplaces, classrooms, ice rinks, and doctor’s offices.
They happened in these women’s own homes.
Sexual harassment happens all the time.
We must make it OK for women to speak out. We must teach men to be better.
We must keep sharing these stories.