The ZeroNowCampaign™ is powered by survivors to combat sexual misconduct and empower victims to rebuild their lives.
“The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.” — Ida B.Wells, Born into slavery in Mississippi in 1862 – Died in Chicago, 1931. A hero in the fight for dignity and equality and an early beacon of the American Civil Rights movement.
Handling of resignations at Queen’s Park just latest example
Ford Fumbles #MeToo Moment, Again.
(The following was written and posted before Premier Ford’s news conference on Wednesday November 7, 2018, held in response to his first scandal, which involved allegations of sexual misconduct against a member of his cabinet and a top aide in his office. Prior to this, and as noted in our previous news postings and commentaries, there is no record of his having addressed any #MeToo-related issue since taking office.
His positions on demolishing the expert panel on violence against women, withholding of committed funding for Ontario rape crisis centers and refusal to investigate how many other women have been harmed by sexual misconduct at the Ontario Securities Commission, remain unchanged. We will have more about the Premier’s performance at this media conference soon, starting with the question: Will the real Doug Ford please stand up.)
We don’t know what Premier Doug Ford thinks about #MeToo and the wave of concerns it has raised about how safe and respected women are in the workplace, on the campuses and in society. We don’t know because, unlike just about every evolved politician in the western world, he won’t say. And now that he is facing the first sexual misconduct-related scandal of his administration, his answers are all the more urgent. Continue reading…