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Dalhousie professors go public with Facebook scandal complaint
….allege several of the Facebook comments amount to threats of sexual assault and acts of sexual harassment.
The complaint urges the university to suspend students who actively participated in any of the offensive posts on the 2015 DDS Gentlemen's Club Facebook group.
….The dentistry faculty at Dalhousie came under fire after CBC News received screenshots of sexually explicit posts on the Class of DDS 2015 Gentlemen Facebook page.
….male students in the group voted on which woman they'd like to have "hate sex" with and joked about using chloroform on women.
…Leadership of the dental profession and of Canadian dental education remains a white male bastion. The deans of all ten faculties of dentistry in Canada are men, and of the 18 directors of the Canadian Dental Association, only one is a woman. There are no people of colour on the CDA board, yet many dentists reacted angrily to a July 2013 online post in the Journal of the CDA by Dr. Ernest Lam calling for greater diversity in the leadership of the profession. One dentist argued that rather than worry about diversity, CDA leaders should limit the number of graduates to promote greater profitability for working dentists.
Like all forms of discrimination, the misogyny and callousness at Dalhousie have been carefully taught. ….
The “tone at the top” in the CDA and in dental faculties creates a sense of entitlement among dental students and encourages a lack of empathy for the many Canadians who need their care. ….relative to the 34 countries of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Canada performed “poorly” in insuring equitable access to dental care.
….Canadians pay a lot for dentists to be trained. Tuition fees for dental school are shockingly expensive, but still represent less than a third of the real cost of training. Taxpayers make up the difference. It’s time that Canadian dental faculties ensure that their graduates are trained to be respectful and empathetic to each other and to all Canadians, so that dentistry can become the partner in health care that Canadians need it to be.
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originally posted by: nonspecific
Is it that or is it a case greater refusal to accept and keep quiet with sexual harrasment and assault and also the advent of social media and the idiocy of people to make foolish and unfounded threats in a public forum?
I really don't know I am just asking as it really as a man baffles me.
I personally can think of nothing more demasculising(spelling?) than an open threat or attack on a woman(or man come to that matter?)
a reply to: soficrow
"Rape does not exist in a vacuum, it is not an aberration. There's a matrix of social and economic violence in which rape survives. We have to also tackle moral policing, violence inside homes and systematic assaults on women's autonomy."
originally posted by: soficrow
a reply to: nonspecific
Thanks - and no, such incidents are not isolated. In fact, rape is becoming quite commonplace as are threats of sexual assault and violence (followed by the action).
I think a lot of men are angry and confused about their sexual dysfunctions - blaming women when it's actually an erectile dysfunction pandemic, caused by environmental contaminations.