Breaking: 5-16-13: KY: Lt. Col. Darrin Haas, manager of the sexual-assault response program at Fort Campbell, KY was arrested for violating a restraining order, and stalking. Col. Haas has been relived of his post.
We expect him to "retire" shortly.
The war on women continues to display itself in a variety of ways as state legislators and Congress, chat about change. Both California senators Boxer and Feinstein have long ignored pleas by women. (Probably don't remember Marin's Paula Oldham, the banking executive.)
When contacted, both Boxer and Feinstein would deflect with, "it's a state issue" but then funded non-profits which in turn threatened legislation to protect women in family court.
Background checks and assault weapons bans aside, for decades both senators have seriously imperiled the safety of women trying to remain safe during a divorce, after police refused to investigate cases of criminal family assault, simply because a woman was going through a divorce. This continues. But then, the law enforcement is a para-military organization.
Which is why we applaud Senator Claire McCaskill for addressing the actions of Lt. General Susan Helms.
Because sometimes, women in power hurt women.
Such was the case with Lt. General Susan Helms, after she went against the advice of legal counsel and overturned a sexual assault conviction. General Helms, pictured below, is another Air Force Academy graduate. As this type of behaviors continue, Helms is Exhibit A it's time to get new management at the Academy.
But wait, there's more!
More evidence of a need for a management change at the Air Force Academy.
05/06/13 - Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinski,
head of the Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response branch was just busted for sexual assault. Krusinski is an Air Force Academy graduate, which highlights that the Air Force Academy seemingly remains a large part of the continuing sexual assault problem. It's past time for the Air Force Academy to get new management.
In Lt. Col Jeffrey Krusinski's case, and based on the photo on the left, it appears the "alleged" victim didn't cower. Krusinski was the suspect in the Arlington, VA, crime report below.
"SEXUAL BATTERY, 05/05/13, 500 block of S. 23rd
Street. On May 5 at 12:35 am, a drunken male subject approached a
female victim in a parking lot and grabbed her breasts and buttocks. The
victim fought the suspect off as he attempted to touch her again and
alerted police. Jeffrey Krusinski, 41, of Arlington, VA, was arrested
and charged with sexual battery. He was held on a $5,000 unsecured bond."
03/04/13: Italy - Lt. General Craig Franklin throws out military jury's guilty verdict of sexual assault against Lt. Col. James Wilkerson and returns Wilkerson to air.
But what happens when sex crimes during military are ignored, is sometimes, good cops are killed. Such was the case when two Santa Cruz cops were killed when they went to investigate Jeremy Goulet, as noted by Leon Panetta, former Secretary of Defense.
Texas women have their own problems. Brazoria County might be on the hook after allowing the firing of two women who led a wave of complaints against Judge James Blackstock claiming Judge Blackstock fondled their breasts and sent them pornographic text messages and
emails. An investigation found more women with
similar stories. Coates and Green said the commission faulted county
supervisors and judges for failing to prevent Blackstock's sexual
harassment in the workplace.
An EEOC report found for the women, and recommended
reporting those Juvenile Board judges who "knew of the sexual harassment
and did nothing," according to a complaint that was later filed.
Not to slight corporate America, does Reddit win as America's top misogynist company? Considering their relationship of many years with Michael Brutsch, we think so.
It's a question worth asking since after being contacted by Gawker, Brutsch quickly whined to the reporter not to out him because....wait for it:
Michael Brutsch claimed he has a disabled wife to support.
Yes, Michael Brutsch who for years devoted hours to the encouragement of bashing women, then used his his disabled wife as reason not to lose his job. (Update: he lost his job.)
However while at Reddit, where Brutsch toiled for free and for fun and acclaim by others, he did so hours longer than perhaps his paying job.
Brutsch mewled he shut down his years long account as Reddit's ultimate insider, where, writing under the name "Violentacrez" Brutsch spent years unleashing his inner misogynistic monster. He first created, then moderated these forums:
Problem is, Brutsch continues to return to post.
(In fairness we didn't ask if Michael Brutsch is America's dumbest misogynist for the simple reason that's a much too tight a race.)
Also in fairness, Brutsch who programed for the public, pawn shop First Cash, (ticker symbol "FCFS") is merely a reflection of our culture. Beginning
with the military and decades of under-reported rapes;
as well as reprisals targeting victims who insisted on the right to be safe.
Military accused of promoting attacks on women.
Following the federal lead long-standing, consider the recent law enforcement example of Alex Guaderrama, son of San Diego Police Captain, whose grand-father was once assistant police chief; and their version of family values.
After Guaderrama went on an alcohol and personality backed rage, according to San Diego paper the UTSandiego, Guaderrama grabbed the back side of a woman while he waited in line at a taco shop. When she and her two girlfriends protested, Guaderrmaa grabbed the breast of one of the woman and then punched a third woman in the face. San Diego police arrived on scene, instead of arresting him, they helpfully drove Guaderrmaa home to his Momma. Later San Diego Police officials said this was the right thing to do as Guaderrmaa seemed a little drunk.
Why this is typical of San Diego is due to the fact their mayor is the former police chief and the city council is inept. There have been no calls for the firing of the current police chief, which is possibly why so many San Diego police officers eventually wind up charged with sex crimes. Bottom line? Like most cities, San Diego remains unsafe for women and children.
(The federal tone sets the state tone, and explains
why para-military organizations such law enforcement continue to demonstrate abject failure). Meanwhile, Good news: Check out the video clip of misogyny addressed head on by none other than Julia Gillard, Australia's prime minister. As Gillard denounced misogyny directly, she squarely aimed her response towards toward Tony Abbott; who smiled. However as the clip continues, Abbott soon found the focus on him by by Prime Minister Gillard less amusing. As she zeroed in on Abbott's record, the smirk on Abbott's face was slowly replaced by a look of concern. Perhaps for his career.
A UK paper weighed in, declaring, "It was the first time an Australian leader – and possibly any world leader – had delivered such a forthright attack on
misogyny in public life.
Gillard cited Abbott's past description of
abortion as "the easy way out" (Abbot's long record of bizarre comments remains available for all to see). The paper continued, describing Abbott's terrible, and terribly long record of a dismissive attitude towards women, including his characterization of Australian women
as housewives who did the ironing; suggesting men were
better adapted than women to exercise authority and issue commands.
listed Abbott's calls for her to "politically speaking" make an honest
woman of herself, as well as his appearance at political rallies in
front of placards that described her as a "witch" and another man's
Excluding the issue of Slipper's vulgar texts, the Prime Minister Julia Gillard's remarks were nothing short of brilliant. One can only hope British and U.S. officials take note.
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We have no idea why.
However, we appreciate our readers from the Land Down Under, and were long-time fans of Men At Work. The death of Greg Ham after the band lost an important court case, saddened us.
Our best to his children.
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