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Women Shouldn’t Have to Die from Sexual Misconduct

Why do some people end their lives? From the suicide of Krista Carle to the recent death of despair of a person who had been cut off CERB payments without explanation and with no way of challenging the decision, too often it is because of the actions —sometimes thoughtless but often malicious– of our most […]

Kathleen Finlay’s Op-Ed (The Hill Times)

Mr. Prime Minister, Meet George Constanza That loud beep, beep, beep you’ve been hearing is the sound of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau backing up and rolling over the #MeToo gains of the past several months—his own contributions included. Victims of sexual misconduct have especially heard the crashing of the progress that had finally given them […]

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 […]

Yes, Worry about Women Coming Forward. Worry a lot.

Elizabeth Renzetti writes about the problems for women in coming forward. It is a welcome recognition of a serious, and all too underreported, reality of the #MeToo era.   As we observed recently: The same lack of respect for victims and the inept, often ill-intentioned, handling of these matters that causes women to abandon their […]