me too in the horse world:
a story of courage
mollie bailey, coth
Airing April 5, 2019
Excerpted from Beth Rasin’s “From the Editor” — The Chronicle of the Horse:
“…in her story “#MeToo: The Story Of A Trainer, A Trophy And An All-Too-Common Betrayal,” Mollie Bailey brings the viral movement of solidarity against sexual misconduct to the realm of horse sports. We are honored to provide a platform, long overdue, for the women courageous enough to come forward about their abuse.
Some readers may question why we would write about someone who is dead or why we would “bring politics” into a magazine about horses.
Because while the horse world can be isolated in many ways, it can’t escape the fact that it is, in fact, part of the larger community and culture. How women or children or aspiring athletes are treated by those in power affects us whether we’re in Hollywood or gymnastics or equestrian sports. Because when a few people start to speak out, others tend to follow them and realize they are not alone, that they will finally be believed. Because there is power in telling truths that have long been hidden.”