What’s Current: Yale ethics professor accused of sexually harassing female students

Thomas Pogge
Thomas Pogge

Thomas Pogge, Yale’s world-famous ethics professor, has been accused of sexual harassment. BuzzFeed News reports:

“… a recent federal civil rights complaint describes a distinction unlikely to appear on any curriculum vitae: It claims Pogge uses his fame and influence to manipulate much younger women in his field into sexual relationships. One former student said she was punished professionally after resisting his advances.”

Lopez Aguilar, who filed a federal civil rights complaint says Pogge “specifically targets foreign women of color who are unfamiliar with how to navigate power in the United States”

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Meghan Murphy
Meghan Murphy

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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including The Spectator, UnHerd, the CBC, New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her dog.

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