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Teen apologizes to CBC reporter Megan Batchelor for unwanted kiss → 

Posted on 19 August 2015

“At the moment I thought it was kind of a joke, then I stepped in your shoes, that’s when I kind of realized that it all was not a joke at all. That’s your career — obviously it’s also your body and you have complete control of that and without anyone else’s consent, they do not have the right to do anything to anyone.”

Good for him. He recognizes what many other don’t, based on the comments, Tweets, and calls calling Batchelor any number of things.

For people who think female journalists should just let it slide if a strange dude comes up and kisses them– transpose that onto other professions. Like, a woman working retail. Would we be OK with customers running up and kissing her? Or a patient kissing a doctor unannounced? Just because a woman is on TV doesn’t mean she isn’t doing a job. If it isn’t appropriate in other contexts, it isn’t appropriate.1

  1. Also: when a female journalist is talking to you, she isn’t hitting on you. No, really. She isn’t. No, this isn’t an exception. 

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