15 Reasons Why Women Won't Tell (Understanding The Victim's Side of Sexual Harassment)Read Now
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It's easy to dismiss the charges of those who make claims of sexual harassment. I've heard the responses from those who have either never been a victim or have simply forgotten past incidences where they were either the victim or the perpetrator. "I don't believe them," they say. Or, "Why did they wait so long to bring charges to the guy?" Or, "It can't be true! Mr. X is such a nice guy. He wouldn't hurt a flea!"
These comments mount up to potent ammunition AGAINST the accuser and can often shut down a viable complaint before it's even uttered.
Today's show will examine 15 credible reasons why women won't tell and why too often the guy gets away Scott free because he knows the court of public opinion often swings in his favor.
In this era of high profile men losing their jobs, their status, and their reputation, too often it's the woman who suffers EVEN MORE when she is compelled to keep her mouth shut.
The 15 Reasons Why Women Won’t Tell
1. They are vulnerable.
2. They feel powerless.
3. They are AFRAID! Fear.
4. They have been threatened.
5. It causes internal threats to their job security.
6. It causes external threats to their job security.
7. Lingering Questioning: Am I To Blame?
8. You may not be believed.
9. Fear of Retaliation.
10. Fear of Isolations by colleagues, friends, and family.
11. They are not secure in understanding the company’s sexual harassment policy.
12. Society will blame them, and they will be left, “Holding the bag.”
13. Lack of training.
14. Lack of confidence.
15. The tendency to be risk-averse.
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