Posted: April 3, 2012 by Ty in Spirituality

Sad that misogyny like this can even be rumoured to exist in the 21st Century

National Post | News

UPDATE: Commissioner Wally Oppal announced Wednesday an independent investigator will probe the allegations of sexist and harassing behaviour made by former Missing Women inquiry staff members. Read the story here.

VANCOUVER — Employees of a high-profile public inquiry examining how police investigated cases of missing and murdered sex-trade workers say they encountered a “highly sexualized” workplace environment where male staff members made offensive comments about women and their bodies.

Five former commission staff members described to the National Post episodes of harassment, intimidation and conflict occurring behind closed doors at the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry, which was called by the B.C. government in 2010.

According to one former inquiry employee, a senior commission staff member made reference to a local sex-trade worker as “the fat hooker.” The same female prostitute had offered to assist the inquiry with its mandate, it is alleged. Similar remarks were made about the…

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