My former office in the US Senate found out I was writing an essay about workplace sexism.
Carolyn Seuthe
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Thanks for sharing your experience, Carolyn. I’ve learned a lot of uncomfortable facts about sexism in the workplace recently and I think it’s interesting that we focus on the issue in industry-specific terms (academia, tech, politics, etc.). Nobody questions the heinousness of sexual assault but it’s easy for men who don’t know better to scoff at casual sexism in the workplace and from that standpoint it’s shameful that we have to talk about sexism as an industry-wide issue before it can receive attention.

For that reason, you’re absolutely on to something in pointing out the need for greater accountability when it comes to subtle sexism.