The star studded 75thGolden Globes made headlines all over the world in 2018, with almost everyone decided to grace the red carpet in complete black, in support of the #MeToo campaign. There couldn’t have been a more impactful way of raising awareness about sexual harassment and gender inequality at the workplace, whether in Hollywood or the rest of the world. These awards became the first major Hollywood awards ceremony that was dominated by powerful speeches about Hollywood’s sexual abuse scandal.
Angry, embarrassed, helpless, hopeless, are only some of the common feelings a person experiences when they face sexual harassment. In the US, more than 90% women who have been victim to sexual harassment suffer from some debilitating stress reaction, including depression, anxiety, headaches, weight issues, sleep disorders, low self esteem, nausea, and,in many cases, sexual dysfunction, according to Equal Rights Advocates, an organization fighting for women’s equality in America.
Sexual Harassment at the Workplace
According to The Law Offices of Jack Quentin Nichols, leading Employment Law Attorney in Austin, sexual harassment is much more common at the workplace than anyone can imagine. It can bring serious consequences for anyone exposed to such a situation. Equal Rights Advocates also found that each year, victims of sexual harassment in the US lose $4.4 million in wages and 973,000 hours in unpaid leave.