Carolyn McNeill in a Jan. 4 letter (“Old sexual harassment claims are questionable”) questioned the legitimacy of women’s claims of sexual harassment of years before. So did a female friend of mine. Evidently it did not happen to them.
I have been very fortunate that men did not take advantage of me when it would have been so easy. (Thank y’all!) However, someone very close to me has been raped by a “friend,” and I have been sexually mistreated less seriously by men (two doctors).
We did not report these events because it wouldn’t have done any good. Until just recently, victims were considered the antagonists. Or liars. Or fantasists. It has been a man’s world, after all.
Thank goodness society is changing its viewpoint.