By Andy Weddington
Thursday, 30 November 2017
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. Winston Churchill
To be fair, high visibility, powerful men are headlines but women (high school teachers) are, too, in the news.
So when cometh, from "sexperts," the word "Syndrome" to complete today's commentary title (media's descriptor of choice)?
Thus, gifting the "afflicted" a defense.
For "inappropriate sexual behavior" simpler words come to mind - creep; pervert; predator.
What came first?
Creepy, perverted, predatory behavior or (enabling) power?
From reported allegations, "inappropriate sexual behavior" is in reality assault and battery and rape and more.
Silence - the enabling and emboldening variable - was golden, until now.
What happened to ethics, morals, principles, and values?
Is not self-respect and self-worth (dignity) priceless?
Correct is Mr. Churchill.
For absence of courage, shame; to haunt all.
Failed leadership, too.