I've worked as reporter, photographer and editor in newspapers and magazines in Canada and England for 40 years. I've never seen one substantial example of sexism though at least half of my colleagues were women. I've been called 'boy' and been punched in the mouth twice, been subject to abusive behavior and told I ask stupid questions. Journalists have a habit of getting in the way and being provocative and it's often the females who are under the most pressure to behave. But I have seen a lot of female print journalists and photographers and been a confidant of many. I've never had one complain about sexism. I deplore that FHITP incident but this article is a bit like jumping on the bandwagon. Why didn't we hear about this 20 years ago?
I thought journalists were supposed to get both sides of the story. But you never even called the art students involved, just Peter Martell, a master manipulator. You got so many facts wrong it's not even worth recounting them. Your lazy so-called reporting does more harm to society than any misguided art student or angry bouncer because people tend to believe what they see in print. Grow up, Charlene Davis. Make that extra phone call.
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