Is it true that Barbra Streisand was never sexually harassed?
Barbra Streisand was interviewed recently and said that she had never been sexually harassed. Does that seem true?
I was recently at a dinner with women lawyers and one female legal assistant in her 60s, whom I’ll call Joann, who probably would have gone to law school if gender expectations were different at the height of her career. All of the women lawyers were talking about harassment we have experienced and the way sexism has played out in our cases and careers. Joann told us that she had never experienced sexism or harassment. She said she was just lucky, she guessed.
The thing was that I had, myself, seen Joann experience discrimination and even harassment. But, she didn’t register it as that – she registered it as normal behavior.
Barbra Streisand, in a “Women in Film” speech in 1992, said: