Bearing witness for #teamharpy

Taking a break from book reviews and humorous GIFs for a moment to highlight a serious issue going on in the library/information professions. Two women are being sued for speaking out about sexual harassment, an intimidation tactic at best and a crippling of their professional, personal, and financial lives at worst. Please donate or bear witness for #teamharpy.

Feral Librarian

Two extraordinarily brave and talented colleagues of mine are being sued for speaking out about sexual harassment and they need and deserve the support of all of us who believe that victims of sexual harassment have the right to speak and to be believed. They need our financial support for their legal defense fund, and they need witnesses willing to testify.

Almost 20 years ago, I submitted a sworn statement that was part of the investigation that led to a highly decorated Army Colonel being removed from his appointment as a department chair at the United States Military Academy for sexual harassment and abusive leadership. I have some sense of how scary it can be to simply tell the truth and bear witness to the abusive, harassing behavior of those with power and privilege; and I stand in awe of those who have already come forward in theā€¦

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