Almost a decade ago I wrote in The Huffington Post:
A few Republican friends were irritated, but I indicated to them that they were among the exceptions in their party.
- In Canada, the headlines bemoan Tory MP James Bezan accused of making sexual comments. Comments, mind you. Also from the country to our north, Sportsbet analyst Gregg Zaun was fired because of allegations regarding inappropriate comments. Again, comments.
- In the USA, Democratic congresspeople are resigning for doing a bit more than mere talk. Wrong, and maybe even stupid, but nothing terribly illegal. However, Republicans are hanging-in for rather serious offenses against underage victims: 12 and 13 for Donald Trump and 14 for Roy Moore.
- Moore almost got away with his indiscretions, and got oh so close to being elected the U.S. Senator from Alabama. Yet, consider that his immorality did not reach the stage of any forced sexual contact.
- Donald Trump, however, has been accused of rape and attempted rape three times, once involving an alleged victim who was 13 years old. There was also a 12-year old in the mix. To quote:
While sexual predation has been with society since the beginning of time, it reached a kind peak in the USA a decade ago with:
- President Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky.
- future President Donald Trump, mentioned above.
- Bill Cosby, and you ask, why isn't he in jail?
- Reverand John Geoghan and other pedophile priests of the Roman Catholic Church. Three years ago the Vatican reported that 848 men of the cloth had been defrocked since 2004, with another 2,572 receiving other penalties. No religion is immune to this problem.
- Bill O'Reilly (yes, it started that long ago when he first got his show).
- Jerry Sandusky at Penn State
- Woody Allen, leading to his marriage to Soon-Yi Previn in 1997. That is Soon-Yi to the right.
- Captain Derrick Robertson and 11 other drill instructors at the Army Aberdeen Proving Ground.
- Harvey Weinstein with Mira Sorvino and Asia Argento.
- Kansas Democrat Andrea Ramsey
- The Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has a list of 6,758 complaints of sexual harassment, and 16% were filed by men. Surely, there were a lot females on that list.
- The U.S. Merit System Protection Board, which last reported in 1994 that 19% of the accusers were male, and that 65% of those accused were women, with one female complaining of harassment by another woman.
- The Department of Defense keeps track of these complaints, and 5% of the accusers were female.
About Republican versus Democrat attitudes:
- A Marist poll in September indicated that 53% of Democrats said workplace sexual harassment was a problem, compared to 31% of Republicans.
- 24% of Republicans said sexual harrassment was not an issue, whereas only 6% of Democrats felt the same.
- A HuffPost - YouGov survey taken last month found that:
- 76% of Republicans think Democrats have a very or somewhat serious problem with sexual harrassment
- But only 40% of Republicans think sexual harassment is a problem in their party.
- Conversely, while 60% of Democrats feel that their party has a sexual harassment problem, 75% think that Republicans also have this problem.
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