Minnesota Prairie Roots

Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

Just an important reminder… January 17, 2018

 

Graphic courtesy of the Faribault Police Department Facebook page, via Peter van Sluis.

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2 Responses to “Just an important reminder…”

  1. Jena Henry Says:

    Thank you for being a faithful and steadfast voice. I recently read this NY Times article and bookmarked it so I could ask you about it? Do we have a public response, but private misgivings? https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/05/opinion/golden-globes-metoo.html

    • That’s an interesting article and one that raises many questions. I think there are dangers in being caught up in this movement if false accusations are made. But how do we know unless we were in that situation and we weren’t. I wonder why any woman would make an accusation, putting herself out there, if it was not legit? If anything, awareness has been raised.

      Shortly after this began, I was at a charity work event sitting at a table with several couples older than my husband and me. When we were asked to later pose for a group photo, one of the men advised that “we better keep our hands off butts and boobs.” I was offended and appalled at his statement and subsequent conversation questioning the validity of public claims of sexual harassment. For awhile I just sat there listening until I couldn’t take it anymore. I found myself defending these women.


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