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Special Report | There Has Been Little Change Historically In How to Handle Sexual Harassment.

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  • Part 1: How Little Has Changed Since Anita Hill Spoke Out Against Clarence Thomas.
  • A Supreme Court justice is once again on track to be confirmed despite facing sexual misconduct allegations.
  • Part 2: Anita Hill: The Public’s Attitude On Sexual Harassment Has Definitely Changed
  • Yet women still shoulder too much of the burden when it comes to abuse in the workplace, she says.

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Part 1: How Little Has Changed Since Anita Hill Spoke Out Against Clarence Thomas.

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A Supreme Court justice is once again on track to be confirmed despite facing sexual misconduct allegations.

Amanda Terkel, HuffPost

09/14/2018 | In November 2016, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) made history by becoming the first woman to serve as ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. In a statement on the milestone, she tipped her hat to the influence of Anita Hill, who launched a movement when she testified about Clarence Thomas’ sexual harassment in 1991. 

“I became a senator in 1992—the Year of the Woman—and became the first woman to serve on the Judiciary Committee in the wake of the Anita Hill hearings. So it’s a special honor to be the first woman to become ranking member of this committee, not to mention the first Californian,” Feinstein said.

https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/55a52bac140000b5109a8052.jpg?ops=100_100 Amanda Terkel is the Washington Bureau Chief at HuffPost. Previously, Amanda served as Deputy Research Director at the Center for American Progress and the Managing Editor of ThinkProgress.org.

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Part 2: Anita Hill: The Public’s Attitude On Sexual Harassment Has Definitely Changed

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Yet women still shoulder too much of the burden when it comes to abuse in the workplace, she says.

Carla Baranauckas, HuffPost

07/30/2018 | When Anita Hill testified in Clarence Thomas’ confirmation hearings for the U.S. Supreme Court 27 years ago and accused him of sexual harassment, she was vilified for coming forward. Since then, however, Hill says the public’s attitude about sexual harassment in the workplace has changed.

“Oh, there’s been a tremendous amount of change,” Hill told John Oliver on Sunday’s broadcast of “Last Week Tonight.” “There’s been a change in public attitude. And there’s been a change in the amount of information that we have about sexual harassment. And there’s certainly more awareness after the #metoo movement.”

https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5b0e0ca92000001a00b92e18.jpg?ops=100_100 Carla Baranauckas is a Reporter at HuffPost based in New York. Previously she has worked for North Jersey Media Group, the New York Times, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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Special Report | Supporting The Catholic Church Means Supporting The Rape And Sexual Abuse Of Children

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  • Part 1: It's time for #MeToo in the Catholic church.
  • Predator priests will only face justice when those they abused find the courage to speak up.
  • Part 2: Supporting The Catholic Church Means Supporting The Rape And Sexual Abuse Of Children.
  • The Catholic Church is a profoundly and irredeemably morally corrupt institution that allows children to be treated as disposable sex toys for predatory clergy.

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Part 1: It's time for #MeToo in the Catholic church

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Predator priests will only face justice when those they abused find the courage to speak up.
David Clohessy, Guardian

Thu 16 Aug 2018 | It’s all about the bishops.” That’s the single most damning line from a new, 1,300 page report, released by the Pennsylvania supreme court on Tuesday, which found that 300 predator priests in the state had abused more than 1,000 children since 1947. It’s the latest scandal in the Catholic church’s continuing child abuse crisis.

The two-year investigation, conducted by Pennsylvania’s attorney general and a dozen grand jurors, involvedhundreds ofinterviews, and examined half a million pages of church records. The probe is the biggest US government investigation into child abuse inside the Catholic church.

David Clohessy is the former executive director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP)

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Part 2: Supporting The Catholic Church Means Supporting The Rape And Sexual Abuse Of Children

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The Catholic Church is a profoundly and irredeemably morally corrupt institution that allows children to be treated as disposable sex toys for predatory clergy.

Michael Stone, Patheos

August 15, 2018 | The truth hurts: Make no mistake, if you support the Catholic Church, you support the rape and sexual abuse of children.

Earlier this week the Pennsylvania Supreme Court released a sweeping grand jury report on child sex abuse in the Catholic Church. The report documents the rape and sexual abuse of more than a 1,000 children by more than 300 “predatory priests."

Michael Stone is a Progressive Secular Humanist and the CEO and Founder of the popular Facebook page, Progressive Secular Humanist Examiner.

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The end of the affair? 'Humanae Vitae' at 50

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Document further fueled the post-World War II culture wars over the meaning of sexuality.

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Pope Paul VI (CNS/Catholic Press/Giancarlo

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Pope%20Paul%20VI.jpgMay 21, 2018 | On July 29, 1968, Pope Paul VI published his encyclical on the regulation of birth, introducing what we call here the Humanae Vitae affair. Now approaching its golden jubilee, the encyclical was published at a time of twofold crisis, one theological, the other cultural. Paul's theological teaching, "each and every marital act must of necessity retain its intrinsic relationship to the procreation of human life" (11), had never been taught before in the Catholic tradition and further fueled the post-Vatican II theological wars in the church. Humanae Vitae ("Of Human Life") itself further fueled the post-World War II culture wars over the meaning of sexuality. The scars from both these wars are still evident. They have inserted themselves into the papacy of Pope Francis, oblivious to the fact that he has moved away from the Catholic obsession with sex and birth control toward the beauty of a virtuous, just and loving marriage. His focus is on the complexity of human experience and relationships, which Humanae Vitae failed to adequately consider.

Todd A. Salzman is the Amelia and Emil Graff Professor of Catholic Theology at Creighton University. Michael G. Lawler is the emeritus Amelia and Emil Graff Professor of Catholic Theology at Creighton University. They are the co-authors of The Sexual Person (Georgetown University Press).

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How Punishment Sustains Patriarchy

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We live in a deeply problematic and unfair world, but suddenly social awareness has solidified around the wrongness of sexual abuse, so much so that powerful men are feeling the sting of accountability for stupid and cruel behavior that until recently seemed consequence-free.

Robert Koehler, LA Progressive

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December 25, 2017 | Al Franken the serial groper. Al Franken the scapegoat.

History proceeds clumsily. Innocent people — or “innocently guilty” people, like the junior senator from Minnesota — often get unfairly hung out to dry. Should he have to resign? As far as I can tell, his alleged sexual wrongdoings over the years consist of three butt grabs, several uninvited kisses, a breast grope and a waist squeeze.

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Robert%20Koehler%20%7C%20Peace%20Voice.jpgRobert Koehler, syndicated by PeaceVoice, is a Chicago award-winning journalist and editor. He is published in Common Dreams, Counterpunch, Common Wonders Blog, The Raven Foundation, The Smirking Chimp, Gilmer Free Press, The Russophile, LA Progressive, IslamiCity.

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The “Me Too” Movement and the Rights of the Accused, Marilyn Katz, In These Times 

http://inthesetimes.com/images/Andrea_Ramsey.png On December 15, Andrea Ramsey, a Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, announced she would drop out of a race to represent Kansas's 3rd District. In 2005, Ramsey was accused of sexually harassing a male subordinate, an accusation she has denied. As the allegations resurfaced, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee decided to withdraw its support for her campaign. "In its rush to claim the high ground in our roiling national conversation about harassment, the Democratic Party has implemented a zero tolerance standard," Ramsey said. "For me, that means a vindictive, terminated employee’s false allegations are enough for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) to decide not to support our promising campaign. We are in a national moment where rough justice stands in place of careful analysis, nuance and due process." (Image: Andrea Ramsey for Congress)

Have the men and women accused of sexual harassment lost their right to a fair hearing?
 

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