Queen's University Professor
It's with great interest that I read the Ottawa Business Journal
article entitled "Sexual harassment: Poisoning profit prospects"
on page 4 of the August 8th 2005 issue.
Where do you draw the line regarding "unwanted sexual harass-
Is it sexual harassment ONLY! when the woman OVERTLY does
NOT! GO ALONG with the sexual innuendos/suggestions/comments
directed her way or is it sexual harassment when she decides to
REBUFF THE ADVANCES?
In either case it's a hard thing to when it's
coming from A PERSON
IN AUTHORITY OVER YOU at work and your husband is unemployed
or your a single mother and you *really* need that job.
As a temp-employee in the Government have seen women FORCED!
TO ACCEPT SEXUAL EXPLOITATION as a condition of having her
contract renewed. For married women or girls with boyfriends this has
disasterous consequences in their private lives.
Incidentally, temps are supposed to
receive a copy of a the evaluation
of their performance regarding their temp assignment. It's a Treasury
Board directive that is supposed to protect temps from employer malice.
But the temp
agencies DON'T comply with this directive. This allows
Government employers to abuse temps at will and readily EXPLOIT
THEM SEXUALLY because they are SO VULNERABLE.
The temp agencies just want A SATISFIED CLIENT who gives them
repeat business and are willing to SACRIFICE! TEMPS who BUCK!
the GAME OF ABUSE+SEXUAL EXPLOITATION.
I remember working for Barbara
Personnel with a women
temp agency on a week assignment that involved mashing up samples
of various sea creatures that are eaten in restaurant n the Ocean and
Fisheries lab kitchen on Lancaster Roadfor an Ocean and Fisheries
inspectors seafood smelling workshop.
Late Tuesday afternoon she+I were
told that we might NOT! be working
past Wednesday by the two guys that ran the place, one who was a
self-declared strip-tease addict, but would make that decision the next
Wednesday morning the two (2) guys
came for her to show her around
the lab. She was gone for over two (2) hours. When she came back she
was NOT! herself.
She had been a hairdresser for 12
years who decided to go to college
and learn computer skills so she could do something other then be a
hairdresser. This was her second temp assignment.
We ended up by working the whole week after that.
HOWEVER! I NEVER! was allowed to
work for Barbara
I didN'T get a copy of my job
performance evaluation regarding that
job I did either.
She+I were BOTH! SCREWED in my opinion.
But that is what happens to temps: they are EXPENDIABLE!
Having worked in about 25 Government
departments and having done
about 80 temp jobs through 15 temp agencies, I've come to learn that
where there is a lot of $$$ in the Government, NOT! ONLY is the ABUSE
of the PUBLIC PURSE is VERY! BAD, but there will ALWAYS! be found
a NON-CONSENSUAL CULTURE OF SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF
My wife found herself in a similar situation: she was FORCED!
between her marriage and her job when I told her to go to the Police to lay
charges of rape+sexual exploitation.
Her employer responded by obliging
her to put me in the Royal Ottawa
Hospital, a psychiatric institution, for a 30-day psychiatric evaluation in
late August 1987 even though I NEVER! had any sort of psychiatric past.
And to make matters worse her employer forced her
to see a psychiatrist
weekly who asked her if she was talking to me or if my kids were seeing
me. THIS IS MIND CONTROL+INTIMIDATION of the worst kind.
Consequently, I hardly saw my kids as she feared losing her job.
Her employer, Dr. Danis Buchanan,
the Head of the Psychology Depart-
ment at the Rehab in Ottawa was referring clients to himself at his office
at the Medical Centre on Russel Road near the corner of St-Laurent+
He even asked my wife to work for
him at his private practice and asked
me if she should accept.
I said NO! as she was NOT! his
employee, but an employee of the Rehab.
One of the key reasons I created my own political party, the É(eh)PC, is
to address the problem of SEXUAL HARASSMENT+SEXUAL EXPLOI-
TATION faced by women in the work place and the Stockholm Hostage
Syndrome that keeps women from going to the Police to lay charges of
rape+sexual exploitation which I advised my wife to do.
Kenneth Selin (say'leen)
B.A.(Psychology), B.A. (Spanish), B.Admin.,
B.Comm.(Honours), B.A.(Italian) "magna cum laude"
of the Égalité Party of Canada
Let's DEcriminalize Government:
AT ALL! LEVELS.