I predict that, just as the accusations made by Anita Hill against Clarence Thomas ushered in a sensitivity to sexual harassment many years ago, the Ghomeshi saga will create a sea change in Canadian’s views toward abuse of power in the workplace and the responsibilities of everyone involved.
This won't be because people in power feel any differently - not yet, at any rate. There will be recognition of the need for the appearance of respect, empathy and all the rest of it. With this in mind, a different group of leaders will stand a better chance of landing in positions of influence, changing workplace culture as a response to what's happened.
Survival of the fittest, in other words. Social evolution.
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