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Here’s the missing link in the #MeToo movement

By Gates Foundation Co-Chair Melinda Gates

With every new revelation of sexual harassment, we are left with more questions than answers. How did we get here? How do we ensure we never go back? How does harassment affect individual women? How does it affect society?

Recent articles suggest that the economic costs of harassment are staggering. But the data to prove the case ranges from patchy to nonexistent. And that in itself tells us something. We count the things we value, such as the Consumer Price Index, the unemployment rate, and batting averages. It’s clear that women’s contribution to the economy is not one of those things. Continue reading 

(This information was sent in by Dorothy Rogers. Thank you!)

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