Sexual Harassment

Abuse is about power and cruelty.

Monday, February 11th, 2019

Abuse is not caused by celebacy. Abuse is not caused by sexual orientation.Abuse is not caused by theology. Abuse is about power and cruelty. As along as we allow people with power easy access to victims, abuse will continue. Stopping abuse requires immediate reporting, credible investigations and certain punishments. Abuse can happen in a family, […]

Allegation Credible

Friday, February 1st, 2019

I lost a friend today. Not to death, but to a credible allegation. As his friend, I hold out hope it remains an allegation. Allegation means there is no proof. As a Catholic, I know the “credible” part requires the Church to take preventive action. “Credible” means that it is possible to be true. I’ve […]

We the people must hold elites accountable.

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Power demands sacrifices.  In aristocratic societies, the elite demand sacrifices from the many.  In democratic societies, the many demand sacrifices from the elite.  The whirlwind created by charges of sexual harassment and assault are a healthy sign that our democracy continues to grow and mature. We the people must hold elites accountable. For too long […]

Conservative Culture of Denial

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

I have no idea about what Herman Cain did or didn’t do, but Conservatives pundits and politicians are making an absurd argument about the law and morals. Dahlia Lithwick documents their insistence that sexual harassment does NOT exist.  In other words, Cain can’t be guilty because sexual harassment; sexual harrassment is simply a liberal conspiracy […]