This alarming article in the Toronto Star by Kevin Donovan exposes a once well-kept secret of a toxic culture. If this is happening against lawyers who of all people should be equipped to handle this form of injustice, quite frankly, who can?
Many people have challenged me as being too negative and extreme in my postings. This exposé, if true, validates just how bad it is out there.
Lawyers talk about legal niceties, which is a code word for bullying. Lawyers have been trained to bully. It is indeed ironic that they are now the targets. These victims, like anyone else, deserve justice on this subtle form of discrimination.
However, this should send a sober message to them when they challenge people who are targeted, particularly women who are part of the MeToo movement. The legal profession for far too long has continually turned the victim into the villain. They now know how it feels to be on the other side.
It would be unfair of me to paint the whole legal profession with the same brush; but the respectability of the legal profession is the lowest of all professions. By nature, the legal profession is adversarial, but lawyers too often add to it by becoming abrasive and abusive, which is why they are held in such low regard.
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