If we don’t stand up for young women who feel powerless to stand up for themselves, who will? Our silence just makes predators like Richardson stronger, and it sends the message that his behavior is acceptable. It’s not. Let’s all do our part to make it stop.
But one drink turned into three more, which then turned into a drunken meal at a hole-in-the-wall Thai restaurant, which turned into shots at the bar next door, which turned into me staring at the crown molding in the master bedroom of his perfect downtown condo.
It’s important to have that internship position where you are getting the coffee for the person who gets the coffee.