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Statement from the Canadian Women’s Foundation regarding accusations brought against Michael Kimmel

Updated: August 17, 2018

The Canadian Women’s Foundation acknowledges and recognizes the risk and fear associated with coming forward to disclose misconduct, harassment, and/or abuse. We know that, historically, those who came forward about workplace issues like sexual harassment were often not believed or supported, and their complaints were not acted on. And still today, many are afraid they won’t be believed and supported. Our Foundation wants those coming forward to know that we hear them.

We hope to see that the accusations that have been brought against Michael Kimmel are promptly acknowledged, investigated, and addressed by the appropriate agencies and institution(s).

We also hope that this serves as a moment for all of us to reflect and to challenge those in positions of power – in academia and everywhere – to be inclusive and to use, not abuse, their power for a more gender-equal world.


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