Rolling Stone headline: ‘How Many Women Were Abused to Make That Tesla?’
Sub-headline: Seven women are suing the Elon Musk-led company, alleging sexual harassment
BY STEPHEN RODRICK
Illustration by Mike McQuade
SEP 19, 2022 8:00 PM
On her first day at work, Blickman alleges she watched a male Tesla worker take photos of a woman’s backside as other men watched quietly, as if the man was hunting big game. The photos were soon circulating around the factory. On a break, Blickman says, she went up to the woman and asked if she was OK. The woman just shrugged.
“I’m used to it,” Blickman says the woman told her. “S*** like that happens all the time here.”
At first, Blickman says, she kept her mouth shut. Almost every day, she alleges, she heard the male workers in the factory sizing up women: “Oh, I’d do her.” “I’d f*** her.” “Her a** is a 10.” She had spent many years working in a predominantly male world as a delivery driver, and knew how to maneuver around a bad seed or two. The problem at Tesla, she says, was there were too many bad seeds.