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Not far enough

Sheryl Sandberg responds to those who say #MeToo movement has gone too far

By WITW Staff on February 8, 2018

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is not impressed by critics of the #MeToo movement who feel that the ongoing social media campaign is “excessive.”

“The question is not if #MeToo has gone too far, but if #MeToo has gone far enough,” Sandberg told Bloomberg Television. “Because it can’t just be a moment in time, where people raise their voice. These brave women who have raised their voices, they want longstanding change.”

Sandberg, a vocal supporter of the #MeToo movement, has previously spoken openly about her own experiences with sexual harassment in the workplace. “In every single one of these situations, they had more power than I did,” she wrote in a Facebook post in December. That’s not a coincidence. It’s why they felt free to cross that line.”

Speaking with Bloomberg, Sandberg went further by calling on companies to impose institutional policies that prevent harassment, as well as a system of due process to ensure that victims are treated fairly when they file complaints.

“We need to end the culture of complicity,” Sandberg said. “We’re all responsible for what goes on in the workforce.”

Watch a clip from Sandberg’s interview on Bloomberg below.

Read the full story at Bloomberg.


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