How much effort does it take to be cynical? Hardly any. How much effort does it take to trust? A lot. Cynicism is easy and destructive. Trust is difficult and constructive.
Don't focus on the dark. Learning how to be the light in any given situation. The light will automatically dispel the darkness. How can you be the light? By having a perspective that enlightens the situation.
"What is your primary reason for wanting to do this?" This vital question will let you know if what you're about to begin will serve you well or not. Often, we confuse our primary purpose with a secondary one and the implications can be costly.
Responding to sexual harassment with repercussions is too little, too late. If one person has already been violated we've responded too late. We must prevent the violations from happening in the first place. We can do this if we're ready to change the social norms we've become accustomed to. Our human weaknesses need stronger boundaries to protect ourselves.