Fox News journalist Megyn Kelly is no stranger to standing up to controversial comments made by Donald Trump, but now she's taking on remarks made by his son.
On Sunday, USA Today asked the Republican presidential candidate how his daughter, Ivanka, would hypothetically react if former Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes sexually harassed her. Ailes has been accused of harassing a number of women at the network.
"I would like to think she would find another career or find another company if that was the case," Trump responded. He later said that how women respond to sexual harassment is "up to the individual."
Trump's son, Eric, defended his father's comments about Ivanka during an appearance on CBS This Morning.
"I think what he's saying is, Ivanka is a strong, powerful woman, she wouldn't allow herself to be [subjected] to it," the younger Trump said. "And by the way, you should take it up with human resources, and I think she would, as a strong person; at the same time, I don't think she would allow herself to be subjected to that."
Kelly issued a powerful one-word tweet in response to the men's controversial dubious assessment of how women should address sexual harassment in the workplace.
Ending sexual harassment in the workplace won't be easy, but Kelly's tweet made clear that sexual harassment is not — is never — the victim's fault. As in the case of Gretchen Carlson and Ailes, the simple act of speaking out empowers other victims to do the same.
Eric Trump's suggestion of reaching out to human resources may not be the best option for some victims because human resource departments might be more concerned about protecting the company, not its workers. Reaching out to an organization like the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or consulting a lawyer may represent better alternatives.
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