The IMF’s “female employees [are] vulnerable to harassment,”
they report, citing numerous examples. “The laws of the United
States do not apply inside its walls, and until earlier this month
the I.M.F.’s own rules contained an unusual provision that some
experts and former officials say has encouraged managers to pursue
the women who work for them: ‘Intimate personal relationships
between supervisors and subordinates do not, in themselves,
How long have we Americans been lectured about how backward
the United States is, and how much more sophisticated our
European superiors are? Yet if recent news accounts are to be
believed, IMF director Dominique Strauss-Kahn had been
imposing himself on women for years — and was never called to
account until he made the mistake of attempting to rape a hotel
maid in Manhattan.
Our old-fashioned belief in the Rule of Law is one of those
allegedly “backward” traditions that Ruling Class elitist are
forever trying to cure us of. Perhaps now we understand why.
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