Male privilege, sex, and the fall of a cleft icon.

How to solve male privilege expressed as sex harrassment?

Solutions are beyond the scope of this blog post. But this Washington Post article,”The one best idea for ending sexual harassment,” is worth reading. It describes ideas for for mitigating sex misconduct in several different  institutions besides Congress: including Corporations, the Military, Hospitals, Universities, Newsrooms, and Churches.

Let me know your ideas as to how to reduce the amount of sexual misconduct in various workplaces.

*According to her organization, Melissa graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in political science, the George Washington University Law School, and the Women’s Campaign School at Yale.

**As one of the most socially conservative members of the House., Franks founded the Arizona Family Research Institute, a nonprofit associated with Focus on the Family, a socially conservative religious organization. In 2013, he came under harsh criticism for remarking that “the incidence of rape resulting in pregnancy are very low” during a House Judiciary Committee hearing. 

Before coming to Washington, Franks, a multimillionaire former oil business owner, served one term in the Arizona House of Representatives in the mid-1980s. He also ran the Family Research Institute and worked as the director of the Arizona Governor’s Office for Children.

*** Allegedly Franks approached two female staffers about acting as a potential surrogate for him and his wife, who has struggled with fertility issues for years. But the aides were concerned that Franks was asking to have sexual relations with them. It was not clear to the women whether he was asking about impregnating the women through sexual intercourse or in vitro fertilization. Franks opposes abortion rights as well as procedures that discard embryos. 

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