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Tag Archive: Sexual harassment

Mar 03 2014

“We meant you no harm”

The CBC reports a student union leader at the University of Ottawa, Anne-Marie Roy, was anonymously sent screenshots of a Facebook conversation about her among five male students who are also student leaders. It was an unpleasant conversation from her point of view. The online conversation — a copy of which was obtained by The …

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Jan 02 2014

What is “toxic feminism”?

Yesterday was happy new year, so it was a time for new beginnings and startings over. (But was it? Was it? Was it really? No, not really, but maybe starting a new calendar is enough to make it seem as if it is.) One starting over was that of Bora Zivkovic, who returned to Twitter …

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Aug 28 2013

One of 18 women

It’s everywhere. There’s the mayor of San Diego, for another example. A San Diego parks employee who says Mayor Bob Filner put her in a headlock and rubbed against her breasts at a public event this year filed a $500,000 battery and sexual harassment claim against the city on Monday, her attorney said. Stacy McKenzie, one …

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Aug 25 2013

Passim

It’s everywhere. It’s in the RCMP. A Mountie whose harassment complaints against the RCMP prompted legislation to modernize so-called bad apples within the force says her employer is moving to dismiss her. Cpl. Catherine Galliford says she received a letter saying the RCMP is seeking to discharge her because she’s unable to do her job. …

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Aug 22 2013

People do talk

Russell Glasser was pointing out on Twitter a couple of days ago that it’s not the case that “People only go to the police. They never talk about their stories in blogs or articles.” He provided examples of the contrary: of the preliminary stage (which can last years) when people and groups do indeed make claims …

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Aug 20 2013

Not prepared for what happened

A major problem with Massimo’s post, as commenters reminded me, is that it’s no good just looking around and saying X doesn’t have a particularly bad sexual harassment problem when we know that most sexual harassment is hidden. It’s a secret. It’s done when no one else is watching. That’s not a reason to go all …

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Aug 19 2013

The serial harassers who suffer no loss to their career

Salon, very sensibly, decided to ask Jennifer Saul to explain about sexual harassment in philosophy. Saul is the philosopher who set up the blog “What is it like to be a woman in philosophy?”.  Inspired by discussions with other women philosophers who were worried about the gender  gap in our discipline, I set up a blog where …

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Aug 06 2013

“Maybe you misread him?”

Update: Ok I knew this when I wrote the post but I refrained from saying so (for the time being), but PZ posted about it a little before I did and he got a ton of emails all saying is it ___? and saying the same name. The guy in this account is Ben Radford. ____________________________________________________________ Oh …

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May 13 2013

No “dialogue” to be had

Rebecca has a post about the fetish for “dialogue” which starts with some great tweets by Jeff Sharlet pointing out how stupid the fetish is. What I keep saying. There is no “dialogue” to be had with people who just enjoy harassing people. They’re not confused or uninformed, they’re just people of that type, who …

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Mar 26 2013

Understanding understanding harassment

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Update March 27 – the tweet was a mistake, and does not reflect AAI’s views on harassment. See comment 33. Update 2 See also AAI’s post on the subject.* ______________ Aaaaaaaaand there’s this. Atheist Alliance Int Understanding Harassment | Atheist Revolution And it links to the article at Atheist Revolution. There “vjack” explains what harassment is. Guess …

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