by Linda Adams December 1, 2017
Is there such a thing as good gossip? In the face of these horrendous stories of sexual abuse and harassment I've heard the argument, â€œHow many women would have been spared the ignominy or trauma of an â€œinappropriateâ€ experience with (fill in the blank) if they had been warned about his behavior through gossip?â€
But, letâ€™s follow that argument. Iâ€™m sure there are women who were spared because of gossip, not only in these horrendous situations we are hearing about now in the media but every day in small and large businesses across the country.
I know I was. â€œJust a word to the wise, you donâ€™t want to be the last one left at the bar with Bill after the office party tonight.â€ Or, â€œWhen youâ€™re on this road trip with Steve, make sure you keep it really professional. Just saying.â€ So I did.
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