We’ve all heard this story before, just with a different set of names and places. Man harasses woman after woman, eventually someone (usually a woman) is brave enough to report him, a quiet investigation confirms the reports, and he quietly and seamlessly gets hired elsewhere with no one the wiser.
The story is familiar, albeit with different names, institutions and specialties each time. Though the gender identities of those involved may vary, the most common situation is a man harassing a woman, which is the framework we will use henceforth.
The most recent public case centers around an oncologist who was employed at one of the most respected medical institutions in the world, the Mayo Clinic, and sexually harassed at least two women he mentored, one of whom was in training.
A clear timeline of the account, painstakingly put together by the investigative team at The Cancer Letter, depicts how those who misbehave often face little consequence and are passed along from one institution to another, able to perpetuate abuse ad infinitum (The Cancer Letter, May 28, 2021)…