Lindsey Boylan in her own words:
As he began to approach me, I excused myself from coworkers and moved upstairs to a more distant area of the party. Minutes later, I received a call from an unlisted number. It was the Governor’s body person. He told me to come to the Capitol because the Governor wanted to see me.
I made my way through the underground connection that linked the Plaza to the Capitol. As the black wrought-iron elevator took me to the second floor, I called my husband. I told him I was afraid of what might happen. That was unlike me. I was never afraid.
I chose that particular passage to highlight the psychological effects that sexual harassment produces, because we too often focus on evidence; specific words or physical contact of the harasser. And in the process, the humanity of the victim is sometimes sidelined. Sexual predators are persistent in their unwanted advances, and that persistence piles up on the target of their desires. So much so that it can adversely affect the victim's job performance, giving the predator one more tool to use against them. More from Lindsey: