Listen to “Episode 30-The Shameless Powerplay of Sexual Assault Predators” on Spreaker

There is a hot and trending issue about the sexual assault case filed against the producer, director, and Miramax co-founder Harvey Weinstein. Wherever you are in the world, sexual assault is a grave offense that is mostly left unreported, especially if the aggressor is a very powerful and influential person. Sexist language and victim blaming are some of the unfortunate natural responses of the society that make most victims withdraw and suffer in silence rather than endure more shame and criticism by others.

Today, I’m going to share the truth about the shamelessness of power plays, which is a means to satisfy people’s cravings for power. I also explain how the shame and powerlessness of the victims affect their balance and relationships – both personal and professional – and how the support of others for the victims or potential victims play a significant role in helping stop or prevent this abominable misconduct.

Power Players are projecting their shame on the victim.

This Week on Balance Boldly:

  • The current sexual assault issue involving Harvey Weinstein
  • #MeToo Sexual Assault Campaign to bring awareness
  • Why Terry Crews chose to keep quiet about his experience with Harvey
  • Statistics of people who have experienced sexual assault in the U.S.
  • Overcompensation as a coping mechanism
  • How to stop power players as a community
  • Factors that build up the power jets of people who are prone to powerplaying

Key Takeaways:

  • Eight out of 10 sexual assault cases happen with family, friends, or people you know.
  • What you can do right now is when you see something, say something.

A Little Gentle Honesty:

  • You have power. Use that to leverage and pounce on someone who is having a power play.

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