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Hillary Clinton’s State Dept. Saw Sexual Harassment Complaints Soar

Filed under: General — Dana @ 12:36 pm

[guest post by Dana]

As we all know, Hillary Clinton is the recognized patron saint of women. Her current campaign strategy, for all intents and purposes, is one of identity politics as she unabashedly uses her gender to the fullest extent in her run for the presidency. Her speeches on the campaign trail reflect this tactic. As such, Hillary is working hard to convince voters that because *no other candidate cares about women’s issues like she does, no other candidate could possibly make women’s issues a priority like she would if she were elected president.

Further, she has even gone so far in this campaign to ask that voters judge her on her merits… while at the same time making it clear that those “merits” include being a woman.

This makes it all the more ironic that under the watch of the Patron Saint of Women (along with John Kerry), the State Dept. saw a dramatic uptick in complaints of sexual harrassment:

Harassment complaints nearly tripled at the State Department under the watch of Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, according to a State Department watchdog report released Thursday.

The Washington Times reports that harassment complaints hit 88 formal claims during Clinton’s third year at State in 2011. This number jumped to 248 formal claims just three years later in 2014 with Kerry serving as secretary. Hundreds more informal harassment complaints were also filed during this time.

Last year, more than one-third, or 38 percent of complaints filed by employees, dealt with sex discrimination or reprisals. An additional 43 percent of complaints were made up of alleged harassment dealing with unfair hiring or promotions.

Despite the spike in harassment claims at the State Department, there is no mandatory training program in place dealing with the issue.

At some point, one might be inclined to actually wonder if Hillary, Patron Saint of Women, has really been the great supporter and champion of women she claims…

*Note: Fiorina refuses to play identity politics and run as a “woman”, therefore I did not mention her in this post.


49 Responses to “Hillary Clinton’s State Dept. Saw Sexual Harassment Complaints Soar”

  1. Hello.

    Dana (86e864)

  2. hillary sweetie i might could slide a little vote your way but i’m a need you to figure out some ways you could show me a lil appreciation know what i’m saying sugar?

    happyfeet (a037ad)

  3. “Do as I say, not as I do.”

    htom (4ca1fa)

  4. Hillary will never do anything unless the immediate benefit to herself is in view. I have to wonder what caused her to whelp; did she need a child to keep Bill, and need Bill to get power? Or did she forsee that running as a childless woman might present problems, especially for a ballbusting bitch?

    So, harassment of her underlings? Why would she care?

    C. S. P. Schofield (885662)

  5. oops i dropped my pencil

    happyfeet (a037ad)

  6. The true black mark for Hillary is the fact pointed out by Dana via bolding…no program to deal with it.

    May I remind you all that an increase in complaints about harassment merely means an increase in the number of people who thought it was worthwhile to complain compared to previous years. Which might be expected when a professional progressive is in charge of Foggy Bottom.

    kishnevi (294553)

  7. Yup. Marie Harfs and Jan Psakis wanting to be hired or promoted on the contents of their underwear and not the (lack of) contents in the their heads.

    nk (dbc370)

  8. Hold on…the actual rise in complaints seems to have happened under Kerry…meaning Clinton can be seen as unfriendly to such things.

    kishnevi (93670d)

  9. Or Kerry getting rid of Clinton drones, parasites from her campaign, who only had the sex card to play when Kerry started replacing them with his minions.

    nk (dbc370)

  10. Hillary Clinton is an enabler, protector, and patron saint of sexual abusers. She ridicules victims, smears the innocent, and intimidates women abused by her male and female fellow travelers. She’s quick to attack any woman attacked by those who contribute to her financial or political well-being.

    She’s a black-hearted villain who cares deeply about her own welfare and not much at all about anyone who gets in her way or threatens her income stream. She turned the State Department into her own personal piggy bank. She turned her back and ran away from Benghazi, her cowardly lack of initiative resulted in brave men left to die at the hands of Islamic terrorists, and then she lied to their mothers and fathers about why.

    Hillary Clinton isn’t fit to hold office, any office, elected or otherwise. She’s a major part of what’s wrong with America, and until we rid ourselves of her and her ilk our nation will suffer from the evils our Founders warned us against.

    ropelight (251490)

  11. After listing what defines sexual harassment at State, and what to do if when facing harassment, the State Dept. webpage reminds employees:

    All Department employees, including but not limited to staff, supervisors, and senior officials, are required to comply with this policy. Employees are also expected to behave professionally and to exercise good judgment in work-related relationships, whether with fellow employees, business colleagues, or members of the public with whom they come into contact in the course of official duties. Further, all employees are expected to take appropriate measures to prevent sexual harassment. Unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature should be stopped before it becomes severe or pervasive and rises to a violation of law.

    Dana (86e864)

  12. An additional 43 percent of complaints were made up of alleged harassment dealing with unfair hiring or promotions.

    You’d expect there would be more diplomacy in a State deptment.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  13. The sexual harassment allegations must truly sadden John Kerry. He is no doubt thinking to himself, “No guys, you go and find rich women from prominent families to hit on and let the office drones do their work in peace.” It’s like no one in the younger generation knows how to properly gigolo anymore.

    JVW (8278a3)

  14. These people deserve each other in the state dept. I hope they all get v.d. and go home.

    Chambers Bay looks like my kind of fun.

    mg (31009b)

  15. That sexual harassment significantly increased under Hillary’s watch and that Bernie Sanders aired some troubling sexual fantasies involving the abuse of women is enlightening about the left and those who want to be president. Women’s best interests at heart? Hm…

    Dana (86e864)

  16. Dana,

    The Liberal Intellectual Radical Progressives are, at heart, would-be aristocrats. They believe they should hemrunning things, and that the rest of us are The Lower Orders, to be used as convenient.And like all Aristocrats, they pretend to have the interests of those they use at heart. Furthermore, they are all in deep denial of the plain fact than in an Aristocratic society, the vast majority of them would be peasants, because they don’t actually have the skills necessary to fight their way to the top.

    Mind you, they often see that about OTHER LIRPs……

    C. S. P. Schofield (a196fd)

  17. Hillary! lurvs women. Ask Huma how often.

    Gazzer (be559b)

  18. Despite all she and her lying lecher of a husband put this nation through, Grandma Ladyparts Grifter is a slow learner.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  19. oop I drop it again heehee

    happyfeet (283011)

  20. True story. Years ago when I worked in Toronto, a pretty lady from down the hall would come in from time to time to use our copier. Rumor was she wore no undies. One day someone whispered here she comes and I put my mirrored sunglasses on the floor next to the copier. I then sidled up and asked, “Are you wearing any underwear?” to which she said “No.” I replied, “Thank God. I thought my glasses were cracked!” And we all laughed and no-one got sued or re-trained. Course that was more than 30 years ago.

    Gazzer (be559b)

  21. Ol Happyfeet suggests that if Hillary would just “come across” he might have a vote for her. Happyfeet you’re either blind, depraved or kinky. Can’t figure out which. Even Billy Jeff won’t touch Hillary.

    As for Ropelight why don’t you just come right out and say what you think of Hillary? No reason to hold back–give it your best shot. Although I will say you had a pretty good start.

    I will cut Hillary and ol’ Jean Fraud Kerry a bit of slack on the “increase in sexual harassment” cases at State under their tenure. The world, or at least the female/feminist part of it, has changed over the last 6 or 7 years. Who ever heard of “micro aggressions” in January 2009 when Hillary started her debacle at Foggy Bottom? The whining chorus of “special snowflakes” cum harpies has risen in volume. So even if there’s the same quantum of “foolin’ around” or whatever at State as occurred in say 1988, or even 1998, you’re going to hear a lot more complaints about it.

    Comanche Voter (1d5c8b)

  22. i just wanna see her shake it for me

    happyfeet (831175)

  23. 20… the only way to improve that one is if you all laughed and then got nekkid, Gazzer!

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  24. Not if you saw the crew I worked with. One guy was so big we called him the Mike Smith Group of Companies. Happy days. Actually, he was a ringer for the late, lamented John Candy.

    Gazzer (be559b)

  25. The happy days of mirrored sunglasses.

    mg (31009b)

  26. Now, it’s the happy days of non-mirrored readers strewn all around the house.

    Gazzer (be559b)

  27. Not actually on topic, but this being the current active thread

    kishnevi (91d5c6)

  28. everyone knows state department chicks put out

    happyfeet (831175)

  29. As kishnevi said above an increase in complaints does not necessarily mean an increase in incidents

    MD in Philly (f9371b)

  30. 8. Hold on…the actual rise in complaints seems to have happened under Kerry…meaning Clinton can be seen as unfriendly to such things.
    kishnevi (93670d) — 6/19/2015 @ 2:07 pm

    The Clintoon who headed the “war room,” to assassinate the character of any woman who joined in what she called the “Bimbo eruption” against her serial predator hubby? Who laughs on tape as she talks about attacking the character of a twelve year old girl in order to get her client off the hook for raping said 12 year old girl?

    Unfriendly to such things?

    Knock me over with a feather!

    Steve57 (48418e)

  31. 28. everyone knows state department chicks put out
    happyfeet (831175) — 6/19/2015 @ 5:55 pm

    Yeah, but if you really want to score just hang around the OPM cafeteria.

    Hubba hubba.

    Just ask the chinesers.

    Steve57 (48418e)

  32. Can’t stand Bernie, but his “rape fantasy” was only an outline of the/every romance novel.

    Richard Aubrey (f6d8de)

  33. It was the USO ladies during the Vietnam era. Hoagie?

    nk (dbc370)

  34. “As a result, he had succeeded in washing his hands of work, but figuratively women still clung to them. There were times when those hands of Topper’s fairly itched after women, which is the natural state of all healthy and enterprising masculine hands.” — Thorne Smith

    nk (dbc370)

  35. Mr Feet wrote:

    everyone knows state department chicks put out

    But who’d want to take it?

    The Dana with better taste (f6a568)

  36. Given the infamous history of Bill and Clinton, isn’t totally inappropriate sexual behavior and being either tolerant or enablers to it sort of a given with grifters like them?

    America in the 21st century: No shame and anything goes as it takes a fast cruise on that road paved with good intentions.

    Mark (a11af2)

  37. America in the 21st century: No shame and anything goes as it takes a fast cruise on that road paved with good intentions.

    Mark, my friend. Neither Hillary! nor Bill have ever espoused good intentions. They are lying, deceitful, lustful, greedy, malevolent, narcissistic, gluttonous, envious creeps of the first degree. And like all leftists, give lip service to “women’s issues” just as they do black issues, gay issues etcetera and only during election season. After that it’s money, money, money.

    Rev. Barack Hussein Hoagie (f4eb27)

  38. Stalin was not too far from the truth when he said that capitalists would sell them the rope with which they’d be hanged.

    The Chinese military owns about 50% of China’s industries (that they admit to). Every time you buy “Made in China”, you’re equipping the PLA.

    nk (dbc370)

  39. with Paul Ryan’s TPA the chinesers are gonna be able to buy some really neat stuff to shove up failmerica’s butt and then go tee hee hee in chinese when they hit the button what makes it go boom

    tee hee hee they will say to each other

    the day

    the music died

    happyfeet (831175)

  40. Great article in last months consumer reports about “Made In America” products. What is and is not. False advertising, etc.
    Unfortunately Germany makes great hand tools. Fesstool is hard to beat.

    mg (31009b)

  41. failmericans have a dickens of a time just keeping twinkies in production


    if you want a consistent quality work force and a stable regulatory environment, you owe it to yourself to build your factory in china

    you’ll be glad you did

    happyfeet (831175)

  42. I’ll put my American made products up against any chicom piece of mold infested crap.

    mg (31009b)

  43. how many hundreds of people has general motors killed again with their shoddy unionthug products?

    like a million i think i read

    god bless america

    happyfeet (831175)

  44. There was a time before the EPA and before oil embargoes and before hippies ….


    What is your opinion of parents who name their daughter Bertha Maura Bower so that when she only uses her initials she is B.M. Bower?

    nk (dbc370)

  45. my opinion is i hope they have money

    happyfeet (831175)

  46. Thank God true progressives are in charge so that all these previously unreported instances of harassment are finally coming to the light of day.

    /liberal troll

    Patterico (3cc0c1)

  47. speaking of progressives i’m really loving the new firefox update

    it has a “reader view” button that is very and truly deeply America

    so the boycott is over they’re forgiven for all that weird anti-gay stuff they did on that poor Brendan guy

    time to move on

    happyfeet (831175)

  48. Sorry, I am still shunning them.

    Patterico (3cc0c1)

  49. that’s totally your call and i respect it

    firefox should pay a price for its virulent anti-gay actions

    but that button is super-neat

    happyfeet (831175)

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