Well, I wonder what kind of week this is going to be? Close to home the long-distance races continue in this province to see who will be the new leaders of the Sask Party with that winner becoming premier, and the opposition NDP. South of the border will there be fresh revelations about sexual harassment against those who have already been accused or will there be accusations against people whose names haven’t yet been made public?
It’s unbelievable how many well-known names of men in the entertainment world and in politics are out there now alleged to have used their positions of power and money to take advantage of women over the years, some of showbiz’s biggest stars along with senior politicians. What puzzles me is how and why, so far, the glaring spotlight hasn’t been trained on the current guy in the White House. As I recall, he’s been accused of sexual misconduct by no less than 17 women. And I’ve seen the video where he’s standing beside a bus literally bragging in graphic language about how he can get away with doing anything to women because of his money and power. Yet 63 million Americans voted for him and, thanks to their weird Electoral College system, he’s the president of the United States even though 3 million fewer people voted for him than his opponent. Someday I hope we will look back on this period in history and shake our heads at how this bad dream all came to be. One positive result of all this will hopefully be a new era of respect and communication between the genders.