Point of View: Some like to say: ‘what happens at conferences, stays at conferences’
Created: Monday, 08 January 2018 15:52
Varinder Unlu explores why the ELT industry needs to take a long hard look at itself in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal
In recent months we have seen several high-profile cases of sexual harassment and violence: Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, several members of parliament in the UK to name a few.
Resignations and arrests, denials and justifications, admissions and shame followed. It seems that no industry is unaffected. Abuse does not differentiate whether you’re a lawyer, doctor, actor, nurse, student or teacher. It’s so endemic and widespread, and the recent #metoo social media campaign showed just how many people have been affected by it.
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