The #MeToo movement has been a monumental phenomenon in the last few years. The movement continues to empower women and fight for more workplace protections against sexual harassment. However, the big news stories tend to focus on female professionals in Hollywood or at major media outlets. While these stories are important, we hardly hear how the movement affects the average woman in America.
In the past few years, there has been a rise in the number of people coming forward about being sexually harassed at work. Many outspoken victims have been in the entertainment and media industries. However, sexual harassment at work can happen in any industry, whether you work as a server in a night club, a receptionist in an office, or an executive at a large corporation.
In recent months, sexual harassment in the workplace has been at the forefront of national news. Between allegations of misconduct against celebrities and political figures and the growing #MeToo movement, it seems as though a news story comes out every day about an alleged incident involving workplace sexual harassment.