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People gather in the rotunda of the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, to protest against Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. The woman who has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers has committed to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, setting up a potentially explosive confrontation unlike any seen in decades with the future of the Supreme Court at stake. (Erin Schaff/COPYRIGHT 2018 The New York Times)

Connie Krapp: ‘Guilty Until Proven Innocent’ Threatens the #MeToo Movement

Connie Krapp: ‘Guilty Until Proven Innocent’ Threatens the #MeToo Movement

This guest post was submitted by Connie Krapp, a Jamestown resident who worked for a North Dakota electric cooperative for 22 years. For only being a year old, the #MeToo movement has mounted a metamorphic case for women’s rights. We’ve all heard of careers crumbled when women came forward with tales of trauma at the

Pauline Wahl of Maple Grove, Minn., left, attends a Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, rally in the Minnesota Capitol about sexual assault prevention. Don Davis / Forum News Service

What if Sexual Harassment Wasn’t Just About Gender?

My Sunday print column was about the #MeToo movement. I argue that, while it’s a positive thing that victims are now speaking out, we must be careful to ensure that innocent people are protected from false accusations. I got a lot of criticism, which didn’t surprise me, and a lot of it made broad generalizations