Why victims don't speak out

 

Fears

  • Fear of loss of job opportunities.
  • Fear of rejection by co-workers.
  • Fear of being labeled a “trouble-maker” or a “feminist.”
  • Fear of not being considered a “team player.”
  • Fear of being accused of not having a “sense of humor.”
  • Fear of the “rumor mill.”
  • Fear of being labled “over-sensitive” or “mentally unstable.”
  • Fear of not being believed.
  • Fear of being “wrong.”
NOTE:  The Office of Equal Opportunity transitioned to the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Access effective July 1, 2013 and the website is located at: murraystate.edu/idea.  All references within campuswide documents to the Office of Equal Opportunity should be considered analogous to the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Access.