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Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson hit the headlines when her sexual harassment case against Roger Ailes, the late Fox CEO, resulted in his firing and a purported $20 million settlement. Carlson received emails, texts, phone calls and letters from women sharing stories of sexual harassment. She explains that sexual harassment has nothing to do with how a woman looks, what job she holds or how strong she is. It is a manifestation of the misuse and abuse of power. Carlson vowed to become the face and voice of a growing movement of fierce women demanding their rightful place in society. Her first platform may be her volunteer position as chairman of the board of the Miss American Organization, and she knows its issues from the inside since she was a Miss America. Carlson draws many insights from anecdotal evidence; these moving stories show the nature of an insidious, pervasive problem. getAbstract suggests her rallying cry as required reading for leaders, employees, educators and parents.

About the Author

Former Fox and Friends co-host Gretchen Carlson wrote the bestseller Getting Real. She has been named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People, and has become the chair the board of directors of the Miss America Organization.



The Floodgates Are Opening

After Fox News host Gretchen Carlson settled a sexual harassment lawsuit against her former boss, the company’s late CEO Roger Ailes, she heard from hundreds of women who had registered a complaint and subsequently lost their jobs – either through firing or because their employers retaliated against them, sidelining them, freezing them out, and eventually forcing them to leave their jobs and abandon their chosen careers.

The Bureau of Justice Statistics estimates that 43,000 rapes and sexual assaults occur in the US workplace every year. This doesn’t include a high incidence of unreported crimes. Fully 70% of women who experience sexual harassment in the workplace don’t report it. Victims suffer psychological trauma: The stress of remaining silent exacerbates the damage. Today, the floodgates are opening and women are speaking up – turning the spotlight on perpetrators, and banding together to take back their power and stop sexual harassment.

What Is Sexual Harassment?

The law defines sexual harassment as asking for sexual favors in exchange for a job or promotion, or creating a “hostile work environment.” The abuse doesn’t ...

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    M. F. 3 years ago
    Battle of the Sexes is now getting fierce.Im afraid there will be no winners when this fight is over.