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I posted the tweet below last night after work👇
I didn’t expect it to get the reaction it received because to me it just represented a hard day but not out of the ordinary. In fact I’ve had much worse..

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I’ve been reliving my own event since Dr Ford came forward. My event 25 yrs ago was so similar & I understand better #WhyIDidntReport
I just told my family about it in the last few weeks but I won’t discuss it here. Instead I want you to see everyday life for a woman..
In my last job the CEO was a spoiled rich guy. He wanted to create a “fun” culture for the staff & regularly took us all out for drinks. One night there were about 40 of us at a bar & I talked to my colleagues when he came up & put his arm around my waist & his hand🤚on my a__
I moved away & tried to keep talking. He was drunk & made some stupid comment & proceeded to spank me about 15 times in a row. I was shocked & didn’t know what to do. After a pause where I thought he was done he spanked me another 15 times. I walked out of the bar & went home.
The next day I went to HR. I’ll spare the details but ultimately the company said I couldn’t stay there & I had to find a new job. Which is how I found myself in my present job where I listen to comments like the ones I posted in my tweet.
One of the men who made the comments..
He is in a senior position & has made comments before. Once when I disagreed with him in a meeting he spoke to me in a way that wasn’t appropriate. I got up to leave & he screamed at me to ‘sit the f__k down’ I sat down & the next day I went to HR. He was made to apologize to me
My life got a lot harder after that. In the next few wks my schedule got much lighter. The Senior guy decided that our weekly meetings were getting too big & told my MGR I didn’t need to attend (I’m a VP). I found myself out of the loop. It became hard to know what was going on
Since I wasn’t in meetings where things were discussed it impacted my ability to do my job. I kept my head down worked where I could & a yr later I’m just starting to be included again. When yesterday happened I spoke up but soon found myself crowded in an office w/ 3 men
The discussion about Dr Ford got heated. When they closed the door I decided I wasn’t comfortable & left
That’s the job I’m in now but there have been more
In 2011, I worked for an emotionally abusive man. Nobody stopped him cause he was a minor celeb. He regularly screamed at me
I was regularly assaulted w/ F 💣 & called a “C” word. Once while he verbally blasted me he grabbed my arm & dug his fingers in. There was no HR but I made an appt w/ a Labor Lawyer to learn my options. She said Labor laws don’t work on behalf of the employee but for the Employer
I asked was my employer allowed to hurt me? She explained that the only option was to press criminal charges if he hurt me but warned me it may be hard to prove. Days later I had a panic attack standing at the door to work cause I couldn’t go in. I quit & looked for another job
My current job title is Vice President. About a yr after I was hired as VP, they CREATED a new SENIOR VP position & hired a man years younger then me w/ a lot less experience then me. He’s the one that attends the meetings I no longer attended. They talk to HIM directly not me.
If I use my voice to disagree w/ top execs I get a lecture. The young SR MGR tries to “get me under control”. When I posted my original tweet about the comments I overheard many asked could I find another job. This IS the new job. It’s not easy. Can we change the culture instead?
I work in Construction/Real Estate & I suspect my situation is extreme but not unique. I join all of the women who like me have events in our past where we’ve been violated, assaulted & “shut down” by men. We’re terrified that Kavanaugh will be appointed for so many reasons...
I’m terrified that the decisions he’ll make in the Supreme Court, not only #Roe, but other decisions too will continue to create a culture thats horrible for women, for POC, immigrants & the LGBTQ community. I’m scared that even after the veils been lifted they’ll chose white men
I’m scared the govts getting a glimpse of how hard it is for women but will ignore us & place a man on the Supreme Court. A man so power hungry he’ll lie under oath. A man who’s mask fell & we saw rage aimed at women & a political party that may cloud future decision making.
We IMPLORE you to stand up to the bullying of the GOP & Trump.
Instead of voting w/ THEIR agenda #VoteNoOnKavanaugh to protect the sanctity of our Supreme Court. We must fight for a court that remains above partisan politics & makes the best decisions for ALL Americans even Women
p.s. As I send this I’m walking to work. I’ll go past Trump Tower & into my office and live w/ the fear that someone at work will read my tweet & my employers will find some reason to fire me from a job I can’t afford to lose.
But this is too important to sit back & stay quiet

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