“If you read this and think, “This just doesn’t go on in my department,” you are wrong.”
“Black women are being widely credited for saving the day in Alabama, and that credit is one small step in the right direction. But we don’t need thanks — we need you to get out of the way and follow …
“The recent outpouring of complaints from women about mistreatment in the workplace has included numerous accounts of being ignored, stymied or retaliated against by human resources units — accounts that portray them as part of the problem, not the solution.”
A quick message for men to work through their pain.
“Harassment is enabled by a system: the boss, the human resources department (if there is one), a workplace culture of disregard. Harassment is at its most effective in such an enabling environment.”
“Rather than focus on whether individual men are misogynists or feel deep hatred for women, we would do well to spend more time wrestling with the power structures that not only allow for endless sympathy and space for men’s poor …
“To actually prevent harassment, companies need to create a culture in which women are treated as equals and employees treat one another with respect.” Here are some strategies to intervene and support others!
“When Mexico was devastated by an earthquake, La Brigada Feminista was there to help, whether men wanted them to or not.”
“Give because Black women show up to save the country time and again.”
“Every act of witnessing and documenting becomes important.”