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First Steps After a Rape on A Cruise Ship There are few things more terrifying than the thought of being raped or sexually assaulted.  Unfortunately, the chances of this atrocity happening are greater at sea than on land due to a variety of factors most of which stem from the absence of an independent body […]

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“Power” Should Not be Predatory

” I was harassed. It was the staff captain. So obviously I didn’t really feel like I could tell anyone without the risk of being punished/ bullied by officers.” “I was sexually harassed by the cruise director. It was my first contract and I wanted to moved departments (partially due to the sexual harassment and […]

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Too Afraid To Tell

” Asked him to stop and he continued. Too scared to report as I thought I would be  reprimanded after.” “Disney said they had a 0 tolerance approach… unless the guy is Bahamian, and they can’t fire Bahamians as it breaks their ratio laws.” ”  The only reason the company didn’t offer support was because […]

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Victim Blame and Shame

“I applaud your efforts (with this awareness campaign). I think it’s a great start and it is the iceberg of the greater issues.  The greatest thing this year gave me is the understanding that cruise ships are toxic and hyper-misogynistic (not everyone, but enough) and it poisoned my soul, made me question who I am […]

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It Happens To Men Too

“I not only had multiple instances of harassment/issues but also helped female friends while they were being targeted.” “Gay men hit on guys, and I’m a guy, so I got hit on a few times. It was definitely harassment.” “As a gay man and a crew member, I was harassed a lot” “Approached for “fun” […]

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