“Has he done it to other workers before?” is the question being asked by gender rights advocate Alexandrina Wong after hearing that a senior manager at the V.C. Bird International Airport allegedly sexually harassed at least one female member of his staff some weeks before.
Members of staff, in an act of solidarity, staged strike action Tuesday morning leading to the eventual suspension of the senior airport manager.
Wong, President of Women Against Rape (WAR), says that, “I am happy that there was intervention at a higher level.”
“I am pleased that the employees responded the way they did.”
“Am I happy that we disrupt the services that we give at the airport? No, I am not happy,” continues Wong, “but if that is what it takes for a person who feels that male privilege should reign supreme needs to put a stop to his actions, then that is what it has to be.”
The president agrees with the idea of ‘counseling’ as a “very good form of intervention.”
“That senior male will have to continue with the counseling so that his behavior can be modified.”
“I happy that they took that course of counseling,” commends Wong.
“Because, what we have seen happen in the past is that sometimes the perpetrator is moved to another location. But when he goes to the other location he does the same thing to somebody or to other persons.”
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