A friend sent me an interesting link about sexual harassment in the National Park Service:
A new report by a federal watchdog outlines a history of harassment on river trips through Grand Canyon National Park in which male park employees allegedly propositioned female colleagues for sex, touched them inappropriately and made lewd comments.
The report obtained by The Associated Press comes after 13 current and former Grand Canyon employees filed a complaint in September 2014 saying women had been abused over 15 years. It was released Tuesday by the Department of the Interior’s Office of Inspector General.
About a dozen people have faced disciplinary action for sexual misconduct since 2003, ranging from a written reprimand to termination. But investigators say those actions are inconsistent, and many alleged incidents go unreported or aren’t properly vetted by supervisors.
It makes for interesting reading, in that it flies in the face of the sparkling clean and wholesome image the NPS has always had. I mean, Smokey the Bear and all….
My friend had a different, and even better point, to make though when he sent me the article: “This story has merit only because the attackers weren’t Muslim.”
Sadly, my friend is right (he usually is). In Sweden, official institutions have rigorously downplayed or ignored rape. At the Gatestone Institute’s website, Ingrid Carlqvist regularly documents the crimes the Swedish media ignores. Her latest post has reports that ought to strike fear into the heart of every Swedish woman, and these are just a month’s worth of stories. Here are two examples: