I was going to write this post late on today, regarding President Trump’s comment to veteran reporter Cecilia Vega, but after watching The View this morning, I thought I’d do sooner than later. Because I felt they missed the mark a little bit. And doesn’t happen often, so I felt the need to write something.
The point being that the attitude behind President Trump’s comment to Cecilia Vega is the whole reason why the #MeToo Movement has taken place. President Trump’s comment reflects the way powerful men see women. And I know that for a fact.
I have worked a lot of places (Florsheim, Kelly Girl, Manpower, Helene Curtis, Jewel/Osco, Pepisco, Faith Home Health Care, Focus Property Management, and Rush University Medical Center) and I can tell you that even though we thought that passing anti-sexual harassment laws and rules in the workplace would protect us, we were WRONG.
All the businesses, large and small, did was slap those anti-harassment signs up on their walls and proceed with business as usual. Nothing changed except that they got sneakier about it and did a lot more victim blaming, i.e. disgruntled employee, in subornation, incompetent, does not work well with others, and, lacked the necessary business or sales experience for the job.
And as far as Judge Kavanaugh is concerned, I won’t be surprised if he’s confirmed next week.
When I was younger, I made the same mistake that valiant women are making now. Thinking that you’ve spoken up said your truth and that powerful white men have heard you and will do something about it. WRONG.
As one union representative (a Black man) said to me a year of two before I left Rush, “Eliza, have you ever thought about why, all of a sudden, these people want to help you out?”
I thought about it for a minute and I answered, “because of my blogS,” https://stalkedbyvoices.wordpress.com
He smiled and winked and left.
Before I started blogging, I’d gone to the Police, numerous times, written to the Illinois State Police, the FBI, The Cook County State’s Attorney, The DuPage State’s Attorney, the Illinois State’s Attorney, and the law firm of Cochran, Montgomery, Cherry, and Givens (as in Johnny Cochran).
I did not get a positive response from any of them. I’m writing this part because I don’t want women to be surprised when Kavanaugh is confirmed and the powers that be (Trump) try and put you back in you place and cover everything up and proceed with business as usual.
If that were not already in the works, Trump never would have spoken to Cecilia Vega the way in which he did.
Eliza D. Ankum
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