So the MeToo movement has really brought to light how pervasive sexual harassment of women is. If we truly want to get a handle on it, then we must be prepared to respond when it happens within our ranks. The candidacy of Hillary Clinton was heralded as an inspirational moment for women, and yet there were accusations of harassment happening in her campaign:
The complaint against Mr. Strider was made by a 30-year-old woman who shared an office with him. She told a campaign official that Mr. Strider had rubbed her shoulders inappropriately, kissed her on the forehead and sent her a string of suggestive emails, including at least one during the night, according to three former campaign officials familiar with what took place.
And of course. Mrs. Clinton took swift action to deal with the situation and separate the parties involved:
The woman requested to have no more interactions with Mr. Strider, and she was moved to a different job within the campaign, reporting directly to Mike Henry, the deputy campaign manager.
Oh wait, Strider's the one in the wrong, and his accuser gets moved? Well, surely he was at least fired for this?
Mrs. Clinton’s campaign manager at the time recommended that she fire the adviser, Burns Strider. But Mrs. Clinton did not. Instead, Mr. Strider was docked several weeks of pay and ordered to undergo counseling, and the young woman was moved to a new job.
Ms. O’Connell, who is currently the chief executive officer of the Democratic National Committee, handled the investigation and advised the Clinton campaign manager, Patti Solis Doyle, that Mr. Strider should be fired, according to three people familiar with the events.
Ms. O’Connell told colleagues that she was concerned that the young woman making the allegations should not be demoted when she was moved from Mr. Strider’s supervision.
Oh. So shuffle things around and cover them up? How is that any different from what has actually been going on? Clinton had the chance to set an example and protect the young woman in her campaign, except she did not.
This right here should be the final nail in the coffin for the idea that Hillary Clinton actually cares about making life better for women. You would expect this from the Republicans. What a shameful display of hypocrisy on Hillary Clinton's part. However, this is Hillary Clinton, so hypocrisy is in her nature.