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I was sexually harrassed and millions more

When I was in my twenties, I was fresh out of a graduate program, newly married and totally stupid about professional men in the office.  Daddy just didn't prepare me enough, as I suspect happened to Anita Hill.  Sad but so true. 

It was the late seventies, and my boss, who headed a non-profit organization in Austin, Texas, said so many things I don't know where to begin.  Here is a sampling:

1.  "I'm gonna sleep with every woman in this organization."  (I guess this included me).
2.   "Did you have good sex over the weekend with your husband?"
3.   "Can you get her for me?"  (On a return trip from Washington D.C. to Dallas)
4.  "We call you Miss Prim and Proper."  Because I had told the young women in the office about
the sexual harrassment legislation, how they didn't have to sleep with him or any other "boss."
5.  "Your problem is that you aren't nice to the boardmembers."  (Mostly men and mostly leche…