I appreciated Tricia Bishop's column ("The Harvey Weinstein in the room," Oct. 13) about sexual harassment and how pervasive it is and how you don't have to be in a position of "a lot of power" to do it (i.e. radio station managers, driving instructors, history teachers, etc). I think women — and some men, too — are so used to overlooking comments and behaviors from people in an authority position or who have some type of power over them. It's almost normal for people to be inappropriate. It would be easier to report when someone is appropriate with you!
I also think a prime example of how sexual harassment is viewed comes from my first media exposure to it: the Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill case. Should I point out how that turned out? He was rewarded with a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court of this country. It doesn't really bode well for the rest of us when you see what Anita went through and how she was treated. No justice.
Betsy Schindler, Baltimore
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