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no one – not man or woman – would put me in a situation where I had to compromise my morals just to keep, or get, a job. But the man responsible for inappropriate behaviour towards me was not a doctor or someone who could make or break my career unlike the physician for Team Canada’s gymnasts, Hollywood decision-makers and television’s icons. It takes a special person to speak out, especially if the accused is wellknown and considered by others to be a pillar of the community. But speaking out takes away the power of those men and women who believe they have the right to belittle, abuse or touch. Speaking out opens the doors for others to do the same. Thousands of years may not have changed the behaviour, but it has changed our attitude.
I’m going to weigh into the cesspool of recent events throughout the entertainment, political and sport world that’s focused attention on alleged abuse by those in positions of power. I applaud those women who have come forward – the victims of appalling behaviour by men they trusted. I’m not sure if those accused felt entitled to act so badly and inappropriately or whether it ever even occurred to them that what they were doing was wrong. In the days of cave men, women are portrayed as submissive creatures, pulled along by their man by the hair. As I watched Mad Men (the recent TV show that portrayed the advertising industry in the 1950s and 60s), I could see nothing had changed. Yet now, as allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour become almost a daily news headline, it comes as a surprise to many. For the record, I can say #metoo. Was my life changed by the experience? Absolutely .. I learned to stand up for myself in that moment and vowed that
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