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Oh wait, I guess we're supposed to threaten to punch them in the face: "You can also do what a journalist did when she felt an unwelcome hand from a powerful government minister on her knee. She told him to knock it off, and if he didn’t remove it, she’d punch him in the face."
Oh wait, I guess we're supposed to threaten violence: "You can also do what a female journalist did when she felt an unwelcome hand from a powerful government minister appear on her knee. She told him to knock it off, and if he didn’t remove it, she’d punch him in the face."
If I read your entire #MeToo essay and walk away with no idea what you would have us do – those of us who have been sexually harassed in a workplace with an apathetic HR department, or no HR department (say for instance, the New Republic!) — you may have written a bad essay.
People lost jobs because employers undertook investigations, weighed arguments, and made decisions. Women, in merely describing what happened to them, do not dole out punishments. If they did, we wouldn't be talking about "open secrets".
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