The identities of lawmakers or their aides who reach misconduct settlements aren't disclosed, effectively meaning there's no warning system for other potential victims.
-Elana Schor, Congress’ sexual harassment system, decoded
On this week's edition of 'Fox News Sunday,' TownHall.com editor Guy Benson described the system by which Congress secretly pays victims of sexual harassment on Capitol Hill to settle workplace disputes as a "slush fund" and a "protection racket" for officeholding abusers.
Behind every sexual harasser, be he Matt Lauer or the man next door, likely stands a woman willing to excuse, cover up or feel "heartbroken" for the abuser once his lewd behavior is exposed. I've seen this time and time again and I know I'm not the only one.
You know these women. Maybe you are even one of them.
In some cases, these women are the personal assistants, executives and co-workers who have benefited from the harasser's success. They've gotten promotions, recognition and raises.
Democrat, Hypocrisy, Election, Hate, Character, Misogyny, Sexism, Assault
A Democratic state lawmaker says some of his colleagues told him to keep quiet allegations of sexual harassment and assault against a fellow legislator to protect the party's majority in upcoming elections.
After WFPL News reported the accusations against state Rep. John Arnold, D-Sturgis, early Wednesday, Rep. Tom Riner, D-Louisville, took to the House floor to speak out against what he described as a culture of intimidation and sexism in the legislature.
Hypocrisy, Liberal, Academia, Sexism
Along with the embarrassing revelations, UC Berkeley's sexual harassment scandal has exposed what a growing chorus of critics call a double standard: While university staffers were routinely fired or forced to resign, tenured faculty members who committed similar transgressions received lighter sanctions and were allowed to keep their jobs.
Bill Clinton: Trail Blazer...
My hypothesis is that liberals - including nearly everyone in the entertainment business - suppressed concern about sexual harassment to help Bill Clinton.
Giving him cover gave cover to other powerful men, and the cause of women's equality in the workplace was set back 20 years.
Anita Hill dismissed and rebutted credible allegations of sexual assault against former President Bill Clinton as his administration was subsumed by sex scandals, and urged women to support Clinton despite his alleged predations. -Kevin Daley