My Life Being Groped (I never came forward)

My Life Being Groped (I never came forward)

In the early years of my professional life, receiving unwanted and unprovoked groping and kissing was not unusual.  It was the story of my life, and now we are discovering that it is not unusual.  It is many women’s stories.

How many times did I speak out?  None.  We don’t speak out.  The most ambitious, careful women never speak out.  Why?  Because it’s too hard to get into the room in the first place to complain about men’s behavior once we are there.

To wit:

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Mrs. George Clooney takes on the battle for the Elgin Marbles

STEALING ATHENA, my novel about the 2300 year journey of the contrversial  Elgin Marbles, is written from the perspectives of two of history’s most fascinating women. Now, another fascinating women,  Amal Alamuddin Clooney, has joined the legal team arguing for restoration of  the marbles (aka The Parthenon Sculptures) to Greece.  It’s a complex issue with a long history, and  I hope Mrs. Clooney can help move it forward in a constructive way.   Please read on…

WHO OWNS ART?  WHO OWNS DEMOCRACY?

By Karen Essex

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Muslim Brotherhood: Women—yes, all of us—are an offense.

imagesBet you didn’t know that the word “sea” was masculine and therefore the sea is reserved for men?  Guess the Muslim Brotherhood doesn’t know about “la mer.”

Anyone who is sad about the fact that the Morsi government was toppled, especially my fellow liberals from the US who think that getting rid of this man was a strike against democracy, please read this article.  This is not Fox News propaganda but the results of a study done by a venerable Muslim institution.  Despite his election promises, Morsi and his … Read more.