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Thursday, November 6, 2008

My New Hero

Alexander McPherson, a biologist at the University of California, was relieved of his duties supervising other scientists because he refused to attend sexual harassment training. He isn't being forced to attend because he sexually harassed anyone, but because the University of California requires all supervisors to attend. McPherson said it was insulting to require him to go.

Good for him for pointing out the ridiculousness of policies like that. The real purpose of mandatory sexual harassment training has nothing to do with preventing sexual harassment from occurring, but removing the liability of the companies these people work for in sexual harassment lawsuits. It's asinine to treat everyone like potential sexual harassers, as if the ones who are don't know what they are doing. "Gee, I didn't realize grabbing that woman's ass was wrong. Thanks to this training I'm now enlightened!"

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