He’s a right nutter
I’m sure this is an often repeated experience, but the first thing a (very credible) woman asked after she told me something horrendous our boss did to her was DO NOT TELL ANYONE, ESPECIALLY anyone who could hold him accountable. This, even knowing she was not the only one to have suffered.
This can go on for years before someone so well-liked and respected is ever questioned. His case in particular, he’s doing just great out there as a director in a new organization in a new state. All I could do is refuse to be a “reference” for him, and hope that sent a loud enough message.
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That was when I fully realised he was a wrong un and not just someone who gave me the ick. His insult of choice was that he had sex with someone. He perceived having sex with him as humiliating.
But the opposite
I’d be really happy if articles in the popular press would stop referring to the 16-year-old as a girlfriend. I had a 16 year old girlfriend when I was 16. If I had one now, she’d be the victim of a crime, and I’d be going to jail.
Sometimes recognising our failings helps us move forward.
For sure. It’s certainly true that the practice on the left stands out as more odious than on the right, if only because the left at least attempts to center values beyond personalities and power, and the practice is basically founded on the idea that people with (our kind of) power deserve some kind of protective shield based on the belief that if they go down the movement goes down. Whereas the reality is that by shielding them we bring the whole thing down several notches into standing against our ideals.
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