Have some bad advice.
It’s given by someone called Penelope Trunk, who is the founder of something called Brazen Careerist, which is “a social network for young professionals.” She gives “career advice” at her website, penelopetrunk.com. I wouldn’t look to her for advice if I were you.
CBS News disagrees with me though, and offers her advice to a trusting world.
Of course, sexual harassment is ubiquitous. It is so prevalent on the job that girls can expect to encounter workplace harassment the first summer they work during high school. And it continues for a long time.
But don’t report it. That would be most unwise.
In fact, smart women don’t file formal complaints against ordinary harassment. They either ignore it or handle it on their own.
Because that’s how progress is made – by individuals either doing nothing, or doing something on their own, covertly and with shame.
The bottom line for a woman, though, is that if you want to have a career of increasing power, you are going to have to keep quiet about the harassment.
So suck it up laydeez. Maybe things will get better some other century.
Once you become aware of the widespread tolerance for harassment throughout the world, it becomes clear that you will have to put up with it as a form of cultural diversity. If you want to be good at working with a wide range of people, you need to be good at brushing off harassment.
It’s the liberal thing to do.
H/t Jen Phillips