CTV.ca | Carly's Writings
Reading the experts respond to Carly’s writings shows me (at least) how little we, as a collective, know about autism…even the experts.
UW forced to defend actions in alleged rape
The University of Washington’s actions here simply disgust me. I’ve always felt a strong affinity for the school (my parents met there, and I’ve spent most of my life in its shadow), however the behavior of its leadership in these cases is reprehensible. It smacks so very much of the Roman Catholic church’s response to sexual abuse by its priests.
Additionally, the way many organizations (UW, Seahawks, Texans amongst others) have used the idea of a “second chance” to mean that there should be no repercussions is deeply disturbing. I guess, if nothing else, Mr. Alexander has strong motivation to continue to excel as an athlete. As soon as his sports performance fails, he’s going to find few people willing to exert their influence (and reputations) to assist him.
It’s good to know that Google hasn’t given up on this space, even with the dominance of Facebook and Myspace.