With that in mind, I give you my permission and my blessing to question my story. Question my story, because we need to examine our views about sexual harassment and misconduct. We need to bring our latent assumptions and perceptions into the light. Across gender identities, we need to challenge what normal behavior is in different professional positions of power.
We have reached a consensus that sexual harassment is wrong, that it hurts all of us and that it should not be tolerated. At the same time, even good, liberal feminists wonder why she went to his room alone, what her ulterior motives may be or whether it all was just a misunderstanding. I know this, because I’ve asked those questions myself. I’ve asked those questions of myself.