Wednesday, May 13, 2015
The Dirty Sexist Game and the Woman Who Fought Back
It's a dirty game, a bestial assault on women, and one of the most disgusting things I have ever seen on TV.
One that began just over a year ago with this video in Cincinnati, as a female reporter covered a train derailment.
The video got more than five million views, more than 31,000 thumbs up, and all over North America other depraved men started imitating that hooded pervert.
So you can imagine how happy I was to see Toronto TV reporter Shauna Hunt stand up to those bullies the other day.
Or how absolutely delighted I was to read this story.
A social media firestorm touched off by a female TV reporter who fought back against sexually explicit taunts hurled by several soccer fans has cost one Toronto engineer his job.
A Hydro One spokesman said Shawn Simoes, an assistant network management engineer with the company, was fired for violating the company's code of conduct.
Because sexist pigs like that one deserve to be punished. Shauna Hunt is right, enough is ENOUGH.
Hunt said her confrontation, which triggered a flood of social media support, came about after almost a year of nearly constant harassment.
"I hit my limit and I had to push back," Hunt said in a telephone interview. "I wasn't going to stand for it anymore. It was time to say something."
And needless to say she's my new hero...
And an example to others all over the world. And I mean the WORLD.
But what bothers me the most about the disgusting behaviour of those cowardly men, is that it seems to confirm the disturbing feeling I have that women's rights in this country are going backwards instead of forward.
For as I have mentioned in other posts, I have been sickened by all the stories I have read recently about women being being sexually harassed and assaulted, hurt or murdered.
I just can't believe something like this is happening, fifteen years into the 21st Century, and after all the progress I thought we were making.
I don't know whether it's their parents, or the school system, or the media who are failing to teach those men to respect women. Or all of the above.
But what I do know is that a fish rots from the head down. And that Stephen Harper's foul Con regime has done NOTHING to tackle the problem.
He has spent almost a billion dollars promoting his porky action plan, and not a penny on ads promoting women's equality, or fighting sexism. And the indifference of his foul government couldn't be more damning.
For it has now been almost two weeks since a shocking report on sexual violence in our military was released...
And Jason Kenney, our so-called Minister of Defence, has STILL to issue an official statement on its horrifying revelations.
Participants reported of dubious relationships between lower rank women and higher rank men, and date rape. In extreme cases, sexual violence was used to enforce power relationships and to punish and ostracize a member of a unit. The use of the word “cunt” is commonplace, and rape jokes are tolerated.
And as I have said before, and will keep saying, his silence speaks volumes...
And since the MSM doesn't seemed to be bothered by that silence, I would ask them this question: if even women in our army aren't safe, what chance do the others have?
Should we really be surprised if other men think they can harass other women in the crudest manner, in public, and get away with it?
And what kind of future does a young girl in Canada face, if on the question of women's rights, we are going backwards instead of forwards....
In a country with a leader who has undermined women's rights from the day he came to office, is by all accounts a ghastly misogynist, and whose missionary church teaches him that women should be submissive.
And even the generals think they too can get away with ANYTHING.
Weeks before the release of a scathing report into military sexual misconduct, Canada's top general issued orders for the military to plan to ignore key recommendations, including the creation of an independent centre to take complaints and provide support and expertise.
And you know what I think? I think we are facing an epidemic of sexism in a country Harper has corrupted.
And we will not be able to properly fight it and defeat it.
Until the day we defeat him..
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