Sexual misconduct is part of the culture

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionAt the point of being totally redundant, I find it quite perverse listening to and reading about the sexual misconduct in Hollywood, Washington, the news media and anywhere else men and women interact with each other.It’s not news; it’s gossip.Does anyone believe that the casting couch hasn’t been part of Hollywood or show biz since day one? Does anyone really believe that people in power don’t take advantage of people that are not? Does anyone really not get ill listening to our politicians trying to profess proper moral behavior? Unfortunately, this conduct between men and women is human nature. Most of the time, it’s between consenting adults. However, when it’s not and the innocent get preyed upon, then we have an issue that needs attention.There’s no way the Catholic Church can be forgiven for what was allowed to happen with pedophile priests. How about what occurred at Penn State?In both situations, it was about the money and notoriety of the institution rather than the innocent having been injured by a culture that allowed it. That’s a much bigger problem than a few people in show biz behaving the way they do.Unfortunately, people and institutions with power over people will do whatever they can do to squirm out of a situation that will affect their status, income and ego. Calling multiple accusers liars, as Judge Roy Moore is basically doing and professing what a moral person he is, surely makes you question what kind of egomaniac he truly is. And I’m afraid it will never change.Bob BeliveGlenvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img

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