Wong courageous to bring complaint
Mahalo to Rachael Wong for having the courage to step forward to file an ethics complaint against former House Speaker Joe Souki (“Ex-House Speaker Souki accused of sexual harassment,” Star-Advertiser, Feb. 1).
She joins the women, brave young gymnasts and female actors who have found their voices to bring awareness to the pervasiveness of sexual harassment in our workplaces, schools and places of worship.
Their voices have become more powerful because so many of them have come forward.
It always has been difficult for women to bring complaints because of the power differential that defines sexual harassment — until now. It takes a leader to be the first to raise her voice. We feel certain that she will not be the last.
Thank you, Rachael, for saying “#MeToo.” Now it’s our turn to say “#timesup.”
Amy Monk and Jeanne Ohta Hawaii State Democratic Women’s Caucus