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- Producer25/11/2017#MeToo, Three, Four, and Five: A Thought Leadership MomentWhy have women waited so long to tell their stories of sexual harassment, discrimination, pedophilia, abuse, and discrimination? How do we as individuals and as a nation process this tidal wave of information as people come forward? I’ve hesitated...
Comments27/11/2017 #16 Sara JacoboviciI echo many of the sentiments of your readers @Deborah Levine. Your voice is an important one and your story needs to be heard. Well written, as always, Deborah. Some of the lines that stood out for me were: "No one person alone can fix these overt symptoms of societies in which power and control are linked. The silence on sexual harassment and the demeaning of victims of sexual assault are embedded in the political arena as well as the social sphere."27/11/2017 #14 Lisa VanderburgIt takes immense courage to finally pull that sickly second skin of shame that I know you would have carried all these years, lovely @Deborah Levine, and I applaud you for it! Of course, the 'shame' does not belong to you; it was painted by those that abused you. May you now heal...finally.26/11/2017 #13 Deborah LevineThank you @David B. Grinberg. My story is the story of so many women. If this kind of behavior can be stopped, it's probably by men in powerful positions. but the loudness & visibility of the Metro protests may help persuade them in that direction. I live in hope. #1226/11/2017 #12 David B. GrinbergDeborah: you deserve accolades for boldly speaking out to share your personal story about sexism, sexual harassment and discrimination (ditto that to @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher for her recent blogging buzz on the topic). Why do these unlawful actions still run rampant in modern society, from the workplace to every place?
This is truly a sad statement on the state of American culture. The only good that can come out of this, hopefully, is real systemic change to eradicate these outrageous societal stigmas and illegal actions faced by too many women every day.
And let's remember that even one act of sexual harassment, discrimination, or bigoted bullying based on sexist stereotypes is one too many!
This must end ASAP.26/11/2017 #10 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal@Deborah Levine thank you for writing this buzz. It broke my heart to read about all that you went through, especially as a little girl, but it also gave me courage to write #metoo for the first time, here and right now. I have actively tried to stop men whenever they tried to do weird things but to my astonishment, people standing around wouldn't even come to my help or help me shoo them off. I have been living with those horrible memories and have never been able to share them. When my Facebook timeline started overflowing with my friends posting #metoo, I commended their courage but couldn't bring myself to share the same. However, I think I have finally received the push needed to be open to talking about it and stop feeling miserable. Thank you!26/11/2017 #9 Deborah LevineYes, @Jerry Fletcher removal of power may indeed be the only solution. The phenomenon is not universal but it is common linked to power and has been throughout history. Rehabilitation has been relatively unsuccessful unless the accompanying power is threatened. However, all too often, others in power look the other way, especially when the perpetrator is an ally. will current events bring that to an end - unlikely but it may make a dent.#826/11/2017 #8 Jerry FletcherDeborah, I confess. I find it hard to believe the amount of this crass behavior that men have indulged in. I have strong women friends that tell me about their younger days and I'm astonished over the craven actions they report. Then I think back to what was central to my being as a teen age boy and I begin to have some understanding. The behavior you and my women friends describe is not that of all men. it is an aberration of power being confused with sexual acceptance. Finally, the power is being withdrawn from the perpetrators which may be the only cure.26/11/2017 #6 Deborah Levine#5 My hope in writing this story was that it would help others make peace wit their similar past. I knew the there were many women out there who struggled to come to terms with what happened to them. I greatly appreciate your comments and the affirmation that writing this article was the right thing to do. As you know, writing about these incidents isn't easy or fun. As for the predatory email, this has been happening for years on Facebook and it's now spreading to LinkedIn.Not sure what's the point, but do occasionally get asked for money. Like you, I don't answer them, often block them, and sometimes report them.26/11/2017 #5 Lisa 🐝 GallagherWow @Deborah Levine, this was a very powerful story! I wrote my first story over week ago and it's fairly dry in contrast to your story. When I wrote, it was the first time I actually shared what happened to me with anyone and it felt, shall I say, a bit dirty to write?
You sure experienced a lot in a short period of time. I think many of us wonder why it takes or took so long for women to finally speak up & out. I thought about that and I came to my own personal conclusion that I felt if I told my mom she would have either, contacted the guys parents (and he would have lied), which would have led to more misery for me. I never realized that my boss was sexually harassing me until I left my job. I actually made up excuses in my own mind because I needed an income. Again, I was afraid to tell anyone because I felt they would think I asked for it. Just recently writing about a few of many incidents that happened to me under the age of 22 has opened up a can of worms.
I think it's great that you took what happened to you and have become pro-active Deborah. I read your buzz and tears came to my eyes. I was hurting for what you went through. I saw your beautiful picture when you were a little girl and it broke my heart to think an older boy molested an innocent, young girl.
I just received this email yesterday on Linkedin... talk about adding insult to injury- I left out his personal info and never replied:
How are you doing today ? Thanks for accepting my request.Saw your profile here and i have to say you look amazing and i know is unprofessional for me to say that. Hope to read from soon,will love to know more about you . Have a great weekend .
Mr. Gary ____
Vice President & General Manager
______ Cable and ___ Company.26/11/2017 #3 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsA fabulous post Deborah. We have to face facts that not only are we not alone, most women have been subjected to this in one form or another. My most anger inducing story is when a female manager used a superiors 'fascination' with me. After the first meeting involving the three of us she told me (I hadn't been paying attention as I was taking meeting notes) "He never took his eyes off you, I don't think he heard a single word I said, he just agreed and kept staring at you. You need to attend all our meetings".
As I said, I hadn't even noticed and quite frankly I knew this man and also had met his wife. She would have killed him for any inappropriate behavior and I'm not joking! She was very intelligent and strong minded and didn't take infidelity lightly. How did I know this? He told the entire facility when he took over and his wife laughingly confirmed this later. You see our previous officer-in-charge had been kicked out of the military for pedophilia and having affairs with several co-workers. The new commander wanted to set our mind at ease. So, fascinated he may have been I had no fear of anything from him until my manager made that statement. It ruined not only our relationship but made me uncomfortable around the officer, who by the way was always 100% a gentleman around me. I don't know why he was staring at me that day but I was vigilant from that point on and never noticed any staring or inappropriate behavior but she continued to make sure I was at all meetings. So I ask you; who was the harasser in this case?
If WOMEN can't trust each other to stop inappropriate behavior, what chance do we have of stopping the men? Women in leadership who not only condone or turn a blind eye or use it for their own benefit should be called out and named just like the men. They have a responsibility!
- Producer16/11/2017Nobody Cares about Your Feelings. Deal with itRANT MODE ONMaybe it's my inner Grouchy-Old-Man talking. Maybe my points are silly. Maybe they're profound. Whatever, this is how I feel. Yes, I see the irony in writing a post titled, "Nobody cares about your feelings," that is really my feelings...
Comments26/11/2017 #52 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#40 omg, thats hysterical Paul! I swear I had a neighbor like that. She would report to my other neighbors that she worried about me because I was up so late at night walking around in my pink robe. At least she didn't say naked. Nevermind that she was up late peering in my windows ha ha24/11/2017 #50 FancyJ LondonGreat Post! Vent Paul, VENT!!!
Some people just have that gift of self affliction wedging things between their butt cheeks enough to cause great irritation for everyone they come in contact with, as they point blame at someone else for putting it there in the first place. (rolling my eyes around)19/11/2017 #47 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsLMAO Paul, love it when they push Paul to rant!
You were so right to enter that conversation. Chick 2 had issues. Many many many long term relationships have occurred between co-workers, nothing wrong with that! The only times it pissed me off was when married men came on to me, but I never ran to HR, I figured if it got too bad I'd use my knee in strategic spots or call their damn wife and ask her to stop her husband from making my life hell.
Bet you look adorable with a beard! :-) Oh wait...Am I sexually harassing you with that statement?
Speaking of which, let's turn this around; As a single woman for the majority of my life I'm sick and tired of men AND women assuming my friendliness is a come-on and I'm out to steal someone else's man. I have been publicly called out (in church for christ's sake) for talking to the father of my daughter's best friend, about our children!!!. Excuse me; I don't want you ugly ass husband!
It needed to be said Paul and you did so very very well!! As someone who has been harassed but also dated colleagues; I applaud you! Chick #1 apparently has problems dealing with uncomfortable social situations...Like no one has ever before in the history of man has ever had to deal with a bit of awkwardness. PaLEASE!
Childish Girl needs to grow up and Get the F*** over it, the poor guy's ego took a bruising with the turn down and now the B**** was advising to turn him into HR...Really17/11/2017 #42 Jerry FletcherPaul, Thank you! You made my day. Although there was a laugh in there I can say that there is more than a grain of truth on what the world has come to. As a speaker who can get passionate about Networking and Brand and Trust Based business development I often warn audiences that, "I've been told by some folks that I'm not socially correct. Some of what I have to say may offend some of you. But it will be the truth as I see it. If I piss you off, so be it. If I make some of you laugh with my observations that is okay by me. No matter what reaction you have you'll come out of here better off if you own your feelings. Ain't it great to get to the age where you really don't give damn what others think of you!17/11/2017 #41 Robert CormackAh, well, @Kevin Pashuk, I had a sneaking suspicion nobody was thinking about me at all when I was constantly asked who I was and why was I hanging around the halls. Once they discovered I'd been working there 3 years, I ceased being a topic of conversation entirely—until it was decided I could be bluffing. When they found out I wasn't bluffing, I ceased being a topic of conversation entirely because I was boring. I've since told everyone I'm bluffing.#3817/11/2017 #40 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#36 LOL, that reminds of the old joke about a woman who called the police because her male neighbor walked around in the nude.
When the Cops came, all they saw was a waist-up view. When questioned, the woman answered, "Yes, but if you stand on the kitchen counter, lean out holding the light fixture for balance, while holding this mirror over your head, you can see his junk!"17/11/2017 #36 Wayne Yoshida#32 #33 -- This is a very touchy area in our post Anita Hill era. Many years ago, three of us guys in the sales dept were called into HR one day. We were being accused for harassment because of our "locker room" jokes and stories. The accuser was in a cubicle adjacent to mine.
We immediately changed our location for these discussions. . . . and the accuser **followed** us and reported us again, saying she could still hear our stories and jokes.
I caught her one day standing on her chair so she could eavesdrop. . . and then reported her to HR. All charges in our files were removed. She was sent to therapy and anger management sessions.
- Producer28/10/2017On Seeing Beyond Looking!“Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find the right road.” Dag HammarskjoldSwedish Political Leader, Secretary General Of The United Nations These above words may...
Comments28/11/2017 #16 Savvy Raj#15 I sincerely appreciate your comments my dear @🐝 Fatima G. Williams for I find so much reflection in your perspectives as well . Great to know you liked the post and the so called challenges to the reader but to be honest I was now considering it also from the perspective of a dance as well, the first tentative step that may propel you ahead or may keep you in check and hesitation... it truly depends on two important things , trust and the ability to let go of all that weighs you down . For then the path appears as you take your step .. After all trust is the matter of the heart and dance so much so.. Like they say .... dance first and think later 😊27/11/2017 #15 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsWow, @Savvy Raj the depth of this buzz is intense and I love the challenges you throw at us the reader. To fly and explore the unknown you must first be ready to let go of the ground beneath your feet. I am absolutely the kind of person who loved exploring the unknown but as long as I was in my known closed environment my mind could not work with my body to do a simple act of writing. Moving away from the mind-made and man-made restrictions, allows one to think, act and explore the known and the unknown. Precisely what Mr. Manjit is talking about with the famous guys. Sometimes the people around us may not know the way of what we can provide but that does not mean we can't go about providing value and sharing the goodness we have. To be a visionary kind, one as to let go of custom beliefs and restrictions to use all the opportunities life throws at us.
Sorry for coming in late but I thoroughly enjoyed reading this and would never comment on any buzz without reading it. So Thank you for this gem :)29/10/2017 #13 Savvy Raj#10 Your response to this buzz has opened up new directions of thoughts in the offing . There is much to be delibrated on the many thoughts you have interweaved in your words that I enjoyed reading your reflections . So thank you for your sharing them @CityVP 🐝 Manjit
History is indeed full of examples of visionary leaders who have seen ahead of their times and forged ahead.
Is the ability to think beyond and believe in the unknown influenced by the situation and circumstances of ones life and times .Or can nature endow a certain stream of consciousness in coorelational of utter randomness that flashes in relational wavelength across and beyond dimensions bending time and space to envision the unforeseen...
I liked in particular your share of Einstein's famous quote that God does not play dice with the universe .While Einstein may have had his reasons to reject the idea of quantum mechanics and while there may be much evidence today to support it ... it is perhaps yet to find an allignment to many important theories of physics. And to envision all life and living occurs amidst this randomness and potential possibilities.29/10/2017 #10 CityVP 🐝 ManjitWe who see the world this way are cut from the same cloth, but metaphorical clothes make the human as much as clothes make the man at the concrete level the world actually communicates. The problem with visionaries is that often they stumble onto a vision through trial and error and thus luck and mistake is the basis of this formation, but the abstraction in leadership which can envision the road ahead is not a common thing. While we celebrate people like Steve Jobs for having excelled at this capacity to see what others at his time could not see, there are many people who see something that the rest of the world has not caught up to. We call this kind of person as being ahead of their time. This does not serve the poor soul who find themselves shot down for being ahead of their time - and this is even more true in the field of scientists and intelligentsia. How many times as an innovative mind been punished for seeing things differently and how many times have we seen these people end up doubting themselves, rather than coming to terms that their gift is something the world is not ready for or the people of a particular time do not yet welcome. None of this is pie-in-the-sky, because history has shown when bright minds saw something the rest of us did not. Had Einstein been born in the time of the Spanish Inquisition, he would have burned by the Spanish - fortunately he shared his mind at the right time, but yet some of things he envisioned were finally proven decades after his death. Then there were things in quantum mechanics that even Einstein found it bizarre to think about, when he said "God does not play dice with the universe".29/10/2017 #5 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador" Who are you? Are you more of the visionary kind?"
"Or are you the more cautious realist who weighs your options before every step?"
I like to think of myself being a little bit of both. I enjoy stepping out of the box, yet I believe some caution is necessary - mostly the use of common sense will suffice.28/10/2017 #3 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee"Creativity stems from the acceptance of your authentic self. It is a never-ending journey of endless possibilities that is much beyond the pursuit of a hobby or craft and can be a habit of a lifetime".
Very well-said @Savvy Raj View more"Creativity stems from the acceptance of your authentic self. It is a never-ending journey of endless possibilities that is much beyond the pursuit of a hobby or craft and can be a habit of a lifetime".
Very well-said @Savvy Raj.
You remind me in your introductory paragraph of a driver of a car. If the driver looks just in front of him he fails to see the two lines defining the lane. If he looks far he can see the boundaries of his lane. Close
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Comments14/10/2017 #14 Savvy Raj#1 #2#4 #6Thank you both City Vp Manjit and Ali Anani for your interesting interaction to this post... Here is a bit of reflections in line with your thoughts here.
Balancing is a fine line
In the shifting estimation of times
Between the over and under
Lies the truth to sense within ...
Witness the path of the flow
Acknowledge both the yin and yang
As they arise and settle
Choice is yours in every now
What comes and goes Is always there
As all matter is energy in one form or other
Know the path you choose completes you
For guided you are by innate awareness.13/10/2017 #8 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#6 Then I shall walk the talk on corrugated roads so as to forget about personal branding @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. Walk is a slippery word here because in writing the walk the talk I didn't say where to do the walking. It could be on an iceberg, on fallen flowers, on thorns, on stick muds, on sking sands or even in the air. We need to experience life in all its forms.13/10/2017 #7 Ian Weinberg"And so you enter the next moment of your life, warts and all –
A moment that has never been lived before. For in that moment lies
pure potential for all possibilities and all things.
And as you enter the moment ….. pause.
And as you pause, see and hear and touch. And feel
the sensations of your body. But in that pause, don’t think.
Rather, acknowledge all that is. The natural forms, the structures
created by the work of yourself and of others. And celebrate all that is –
the form, the function and the blessed presence of it all..."
- Ian Weinberg (Thoughts under a May full moon)
Thanks for inspiring @Savvy Raj13/10/2017 #6 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#5 Dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee it is among the easiest things in the world to declare "know thyself", it is also the hardest thing to do. We underestimate our own limitations beyond which we do not explore. This is true of every human being save a handful that have succeeded such as Buddha or Jiddu Krishnamurti. "Walk to truth" is difficult. "Walk the Talk" is merely personal branding.
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