Monday, November 07, 2011

Herman Cain not the only groper

I assume by now you're heard the prurient details of Herman Cain's unwanted sexual contact with Ms. Bialek. Thanks to the involvement of "celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred" we can be assured this story will dominate the news cycle for the foreseeable future.

Indeed, such is the speed of the internet today that literally within minutes, the tubes were crammed with commentary analyzing "what it all means." Why did she come forward? Is she credible? Will her lawyer help or hurt? Will the GOP base care? Is Cain done? And so on, ad nauseum.

Sadly, what won't happen is a larger discussion on how many women endure this sort of conduct every single day. I'm willing to bet there aren't many who haven't found themselves in a smiliar situation. In my own longish life span, I can recall seven times, in minute detail.

I've never told anyone their names. Or exactly what happened. Because, worse outcomes.

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