Wong coura­geous to bring com­plaint

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - - VIEWS & VOICES -

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

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