Onus shouldn’t be on the women

Montreal Gazette - - OPINION -

Re: “Men and women, both be­hav­ing badly” (Christie Blatch­ford, April 20)

I’m sur­prised and dis­ap­pointed by Christie Blatch­ford’s re­ac­tion to Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly sit­u­a­tion.

Fox News set­tled with some of its now former host’s ac­cusers for sev­eral mil­lions and ap­pears to have looked the other way, sup­port­ing a work­place where women felt their em­ploy­ment was at risk if they re­fused a pow­er­ful man’s ad­vances or com­plained about his in­ap­pro­pri­ate com­ments.

Why does Blatch­ford sug­gest that they were gold-digging (not all have sued de­mand­ing fi­nan­cial com­pen­sa­tion) and that they should have just quit and moved on?

Why is the onus again on the women to make this right?

Bill O’Reilly is the maker of his own down­fall.

Kathryn Gabi­net-Kroo, Mon­treal

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