Iowa Sexual Harassment Reports Increase Following Start of #MeToo Movement
Local and statewide sexual harassment victim advocacy groups say they have seen an increase in victims coming forward and speaking out since the start of the #MeToo movement.
While high – profile and powerful men are taking center stage for sexual harassment accusations, advocates say we shouldn’t ignore those who are not in the spotlight.
“It might be a co - worker who makes jokes that make you uncomfortable or who is touchy feely with people inside your office. That`s where it starts. It doesn't happen overnight with just the powerful and monied individuals doing it,” says associate director for the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Kerri True – Funk.