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Posted Dec 2, 2010 10:32 UTC (Thu) by epa (subscriber, #39769)
Posted Dec 3, 2010 4:31 UTC (Fri) by njs (guest, #40338)
Posted Dec 3, 2010 23:56 UTC (Fri) by rahvin (subscriber, #16953)
The statement should have been this is a technical conference family and friends are not to be brought along and that sexual harassment is not to be tolerated.
I'm astounded that any woman would tolerate some of this without a call to the police. I would think in this day and age if someone walked up and stuck their hand down your pants they should expect the police to be called and to be arrested for sexual assault. I understand there is a desire not to create waves, fit in and such, but sexual assault should never ever be tolerated in any respect. Sexual harassment is bad enough but why on earth weren't the police called when the assault happened?
Posted Dec 6, 2010 22:06 UTC (Mon) by maco (guest, #53641)
Posted Dec 7, 2010 9:40 UTC (Tue) by Auders (guest, #53318)
This is beside the point. Whether or not the man was charged, people need to be aware that things like this do happen, and that measures should be taken by the organizers to avoid them (besides bringing in the police).
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