They should be training hospitality workers about sexual harrassment

While I think the Compass Center’s effort behind this program is great, there really should be a bigger discussion about sexual harassment in the hospitality workplace;

“Sioux Falls has the 5th highest amount of sexual violence per capita in the country. So, any dent that they can make in that will be huge and change peoples lives,” Safe Bars Director Lauren Taylor said.

Safe Bars uses bystander intervention and empowerment self-defense techniques to help people improve the nightlife culture.

As a person who worked in the industry for over 25 years full-time and part-time I can tell you that sexual harassment and sexual activity between co-workers and managers at work and outside of work is rampant. I would often tell people, “If you are offended easily, the hospitality industry is NOT for you.”