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Sexism and What You Can Do About It

With SXSW upon us, I’m happy to see HERdacity’s support of women come full circle. In June 2017, an inspired HERdacity community member, Annie Hardy, published a blog about sexual harassment in the work place. Stopping Sexism in the Workplace With SXSW upon us, I’m happy to see HERdacity’s support of women come full circle. In June 2017, an inspired HERdacity community member, Annie Hardy, published a blog about sexual harassment in the work place. In her piece, Arianna Huffington’s Uncomfortable Laugh, Hardy discusses the discomfort women feel (yes, even women as accomplished as Ms. Huffington) when they confront sexism head-on in the office. In this case, Huffington’s response to a sexist colleague on the board of Uber was an uncomfortable laugh. Fight or Flight? As Hardy notes, Huffington’s awkward laugh is “a laugh we’ve all had to use” to deal with sexist situations at work while we process and determine our response.…

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