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Biden’s Blunders: It’s Not About Intention. It’s About Entitlement

“I’m not sorry for anything I have ever done.” Joseph R. Biden Jr, former vice-president of the United States, commenting on recent allegations of inappropriate physical contact. The response is predictable. When an allegation of sexual misconduct is raised, the powerful man assures everyone that it was not his intention to cause harm. The logic, […]

Senator Martha McSally on how the system re-victimized her

U.S. Senator Martha McSally goes public on how the system raped her — all over again. (Watch video below) This is how the U.S. Air Force responded to Senator McSally.  It happened within two hours of her going public.  It is the correct, victim-supportive response that should follow in such situations.

Premier Ford’s War on Women

Since assuming office on June 29, 2018, Doug Ford’s administration has made one decision after another which has hit victims of sexual assault, sexual harassment and vulnerable women in abusive relationships and lower-income jobs, the hardest. They also show an unsettling anti-#MeToo bias that places all women at risk — on the campus, in the community […]

NBC After Matt Lauer: What’s Changed?

“Thursday will mark one year since Matt Lauer was fired from NBC’s “Today” show for sexual misconduct. But since that reckoning, has NBC News really changed? The culture and management of NBC News continue to silence women, while parent company Comcast apparently does nothing. It is time to hold the Comcast Board of Directors accountable. […]

Canadian Armed Forces Faulted for Handling of Sexual Misconduct

“We found that the Canadian Armed Forces did not always resolve reported cases of inappropriate sexual behaviour in a timely, consistent, and respectful manner. As a result, some victims did not report or they withdrew their complaints, and they had less confidence that the investigations would produce any tangible results.” “In addition to the psychological […]

Women Still Skeptical

News from Forbes: A recent study by Lean In and McKinsey, “Women In The Workplace” says that despite the #MeToo movement, women are not feeling confident that their claims about sexual harassment will be taken seriously. The study shows that 30% of women are skeptical that the changes taking place around sexual harassment policies and programs are effective, and […]