Oxford expected a handful of replies, but according to the New York Times, by Monday afternoon, the number of people responding or at least visiting her twitter page was up to a staggering 27 million.
On Tuesday, Frankel, who faces two opponents for reelection, visited the editorial board of The Palm Beach Post. She was asked if the furor Trump’s comments generated is a pivot point in exposing both the extent of sexual harassment and people’s perception of it or if the attention will fade.
“One good thing that’s come out of all this nastiness is a highlight on an issue that’s been very hush-hush,” Frankel said.
She said the Congressional Women’s Caucus plans to soon hold a discussion on sexual assault in high schools. And she said assault on college campuses “has been rampant.”
Frankel said the caucus also will focus on the military. And, she said, she’s separately working on bills to remove into the civilian sector investigations of, and punishment for, sexual harassment within the military, especially cases where superiors intimidate female subordinates into taking part in liaisons and use threats to keep them from reporting anything.