Women In Illinois Politics Speak About On-The-Job Sexual Harassment
Some women who work around Illinois politics and government are talking about their on-the-job experience with sexual harassment. It’s been part of the response to the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the resulting me-too hashtag.
Kady McFadden is the deputy director of the Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club and advocates in Springfield for environmental policies. She recently spoke with the publication The Hill about harassment in the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. In that story she describes her own experience saying quote “I’ve had hands up my skirt, I’ve had my hair pulled.”
WBEZ’s Melba Lara spoke with McFadden Tuesday and asked her about a word many women use to describe sexual harassment in the state capital: pervasive.