‘Me Too’ movement relevant to Alaska

With all the charges of sexual assault and sexual harassment by powerful men in the news recently, CNN News presented an excellent program on the tipping point in sexual assault and sexual harassment going on in America right now. The hourlong program was moderated by Alisyn Camerota, the Fox News commentator who spoke out about the harrassment at Fox News and led to the firing of Roger Ailes.

 

The program involved famous victims of sexual harassment: Anita Hill, Grechen Carlson, Alyson Camerota, Kirsten Gillibrand and many others, and their stories of abuse and denigration. The magnitude of our problems was impressive, as indicated by the amount of news about powerful men like Henry Weinstein, Roger Ailes, Bill O’Reilly, Roy Moore, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Bill Cosby and many Hollywood actors.

The courage and stories of the women and Tarana Burke of the “Me Too” movment were so impressive to me I recommend viewing the program to everyone. The pain and healing of women working together to support each other was so obvious to me and a beautiful picture I felt compelled to write.

With the abuse problems we have here in Alaska, I suspect showing the program to our high school students might produce some very desirable results in our relationships and health.

Hugh Hays,

Soldotna


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