The Harvey Weinstein affair started it but it is not easy to stop, and expensive to do so. Since the beginning of humans activity, and I have no way to prove this, men have had their way most times, and with the majority of women. Why? Very simple to answer. They are stronger. Strength ruled amoung individual men with each other and with their relationships with the women in their society. As time passed societies began to develop laws at first mostly for nations and societies to protect each individual from one another, then each group from another and the eventually to afford some protection for women. Each society went about it in a different way and the laws in each country would be as different from each other as the people are different. But the formulation of families, where the relationships between males and their women or partners is now played out in the confines of a structure, which  is not open to the view of neighbours and to big business buildings in private rooms, makes it difficult for all concerned .Human nature does not change. Men are still stronger and the only real protection women have is the law and it can be very expensive and dangerous for women to use this path . Men lie and so do women. Then plays out the scenario of “he said” and  “she said” and who to believe. There is another problem not mentioned in our newspapers. COST! Men and women both in their homes and in the businesses they frequent, are in constant verbal and physical contact and one touch by a male can be looked upon by the females as sexual aggression  with the male countering it was just an accident as he walked by, and if the male told an off colour joke and the woman was offended. If the police had to follow through diligently on every such encounter the cost of policing would skyrocket . Unless there is physical evidence, how to prove guilt, and make no mistake it is nearly always with the male on trial. And I leave you with this thought, what is the male police officer to do, when he has to arrest a man for what he is guilty of himself. In Canada, one in five sexual assault  cases was abandoned for lack of clear evidence. Charlie Rose a great  liberal interviewer interviewed a man  recently about this type of abuse and hard to believe, lost all his journalism jobs for the same problem weeks later. His jobs were in “Charlie Rose” and 60 minutes.Power is still mostly in the hands of men especially in the movie, T.V. ,arts and in the general field of big business, where they hand out jobs. Men have abused women for a thousand years or more. It will take more than a few years to change this state of affairs.


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Name: Murray Rubin

Short Bio: I was born in Toronto in 1931 to a wonderful mother who divorced shortly before my birth. I owe a great deal of my success to her. I am Jewish but not at all religious, yet my culture plays an important part of my personality. I attended Harbord Collegiate and U. of T. Faculty of Pharmacy. A unique mail-order pharmacy was the first of my endeavours in the profession, followed by many stores throughout Ontario. I have a loving wife, 3 children and grand-children and I am now retired from pharmacy. But what do I write about? Everything! My topics are funny, serious, whimsical, timely, outrageous, inspiring, and inventive. I promise that if you take the time to read any one of these topics – you will not be sorry.

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