Rev. Dr. Kendyl Gibbons, DMin '80, delivered this sermon at the All Souls UU Church in Kansas City on October 16, 2016, exactly a year before millions of women worldwide shared their experiences of sexual harassment and assault with a hashtag "#MeToo" on social media.
"Now, let me suggest that if you don’t know what the big deal is; if you're not familiar with the kinds of experiences I'm talking about; if you don't believe it’s all that common, you should check out the stories at hashtag Yes All Women. I could tell you my own stories, and stories that other women have shared with me, but that would just subject everyone here to yet another helping of '
It may be that this means that some well-meaning men are going to have to reconsider a few of their innocent conversational habits or social gambits, some of which may not have been as innocent as they were pleased to believe. So be it. It's not the fault of women; it never has been, and we are not over-reacting.Rev. Dr. Kendyl Gibbons