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5 years of ‘Me too’, cases of sexual abuse in offices reduce in USA

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With the initiation of the ‘Me too’ campaign, which has completed 5 years now, the number of sexual abuse cases at workplaces has reduced. A survey was recently conducted by PU Research in the USA, on the effect of the campaign, according to which, with the campaign, the workplace environments have turned better, and the attitude of males has changed, with them becoming extra careful even with the way they talk.

46% of the male employees are now confused as to how they should talk to the females at office and how they should address them. On the other hand, 46% females believe that the way males talked has not changed at all. But if we compare today’s times with the time 5 years ago, the number of sexual abuse cases have surely dwindled. 7 out of 10 people believe that now, in such cases, legal action against the perpetrator takes place. 62% people opine that the victim is believed by others, and she does not have to remain quiet thinking whether people will listen to her or believe her or not.

Workplaces have come up with separate committees to deal with such issues, which compulsorily have female members as a rule. More than half of the male population in the USA supported the ‘Me too’ campaign, while 17% of the females are against it. The campaign has mostly been supported by the youth, and the youth, both males and females, aged between 18 and 29, stood by the movement strongly. Fatima Gaus, leader of the USA’s National Women’s Law Centre, has said that with the coming together of these women, there has been a change in rules, and organizations have become more responsible, accountable, and bound to take action in case of matters related to sexual abuse of women.

Sonakshi Datta
Sonakshi Datta
Journalist who wants to cover the truth which others look the other way from.

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