It isn't alright when you here of a 'peeping tom' incident on campus and go, "Oh another one?". It isn't alright when a girl has to lay herself out bare in order to win some justice against said perpetrator. It isn't alright when she then has to defend herself in public against skepticism and harmful rhetoric. Yet with Monica Baey's story, we've had all that happen within a single breath.
As a society, we know that more can be done to protect our migrant workers. But forget your disappointment at the obvious discrimination against immigrants in some other country or timezone for a moment. Consider instead how a culture of convenient ignorance and aversion to stepping up also mean that blatant exploitation goes unquestioned right here at home.