Posted by: coastcontact | July 13, 2016

Complaining about Sexual Harassment and Rape

It is one thing to be sexually harassed and significantly more horrifying to be raped.

My question is when should you file a complaint about these events?

If you are a high school or college student who has been raped by a boyfriend and you go to the police and school authorities immediately (i.e. within days) of the occurrence that is an appropriate consequence to the event. If you waited five years or some other extended period before filing a complaint, what does that decision tell you about the legitimacy of the story told to authorities?

Gretchen Carlson of Fox News

So we now come to the firing or dismissal of Gretchen Carlson from Fox News, the cable station. The 50 year old lady is a very attractive blond who was the 1989 Miss America. Blondes are a trade mark reality of Fox News.  There are a few brunettes but being an attractive blond seems to be a basic requirement. Kirsten Powers and Shannon Bream are two outstanding examples of well spoken and very attractive blonds. Ms. Carlson earned $1 million a year. So while she may have felt somewhat uncomfortable about Roger Ailes remarks or the words of other male fox News employees she has happily banked a significant fortune. Now that her contract has been terminated she suddenly remembered that she felt harassed.

Where were all the women who were “raped” by Bill Cosby? Reports of comedian Bill Cosby taking sexual liberties and more with ladies over the years is not exactly new news. In fact, 13 women have accused Cosby of rape from the 1970s into the 2000s, but keep in mind that he has now been charged for the first time in 2016.

Roger Ailes and Bill Cosby do have one thing in common. Lots of money. It will be no surprise if Ms. Carlson is paid enough money to go away.


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