* I also get contacted by students from time to time who say that it has happened to themselves or their friends. They have been let down by the system again and again.
I was just asked by one journalist what I would ask McGill administrators if I had the chance. I came up with this:
I’d ask her (the administrator) how she feels about confidentiality protecting the perpetrators more than the survivors. How can future students protect themselves from being preyed upon by serial harassers if they don’t know who is doing the harassing? How should students feel when they can never see the profs getting punished, if they ever do get punished, because everything is confidential?Shouldn’t professors who engage in harassment not be given administrative responsibilities?Most bluntly: the current system doesn’t protect the students, but does protect McGill’s reputation. Is that the right set of priorities?
Yeah, I am still pretty angry a year later.