While I think the Compass Center’s effort behind this program is great, there really should be a bigger discussion about sexual harassment in the hospitality workplace;
“Sioux Falls has the 5th highest amount of sexual violence per capita in the country. So, any dent that they can make in that will be huge and change peoples lives,” Safe Bars Director Lauren Taylor said.
Safe Bars uses bystander intervention and empowerment self-defense techniques to help people improve the nightlife culture.
As a person who worked in the industry for over 25 years full-time and part-time I can tell you that sexual harassment and sexual activity between co-workers and managers at work and outside of work is rampant. I would often tell people, “If you are offended easily, the hospitality industry is NOT for you.”
One of my lobbyist friends has an appropriate moniker for Pierre, he calls it a ‘toilet’. I couldn’t agree more. Trust me, I wasn’t shocked to hear all the stories coming out of Pierre. As another lobbyist said to me last year, “Everyone is screwing everyone in Pierre. It’s like some big disgusting orgy.”
Maybe the Governor and Mark Mickelson need to take the lead on this ‘sexual revolution’ going on in Pierre and own up to their own skeletons in the closet. Mark is fortunate he lives in Sioux Falls and has a buffer from the day to day operations, but Dennis should know these things are going on, in fact he does know.
He fired a high ranking cabinet director this past year and has yet to tell us why. Let’s just say it had little to do with his job performance and more to do with his extracurricular activities. All the governor told us of the termination after a brief suspension was it had to do with personnel reasons. Hardly. Ironically Janklow fired this person for some of the same reasons during his administration, and he got hired back by (I think) Rounds. Don’t they keep a file on these things?
Maybe if Dennis would have came clean on why this person was fired it would help the process of eliminating the gigantic ‘sex fest’ the legislative session has become and that continues throughout the year with state employees.
His cheesy dumb farm kid persona won’t cut it on this issue. And while Mickelson is worried about outside money on petition drives he should be more concerned about inside pocket pool going on in our capital city. Address the real issues going on in Pierre for once.
(Image: KSFY) Crap, Bridget busted me, what is that saying I learned from theatre class?
Oh the irony of dragging Nesiba through the mud for having an adult sexual relationship but the smoke and mirrors being put up with Wollman that he is such an angel because he admitted to it.
I believe Wollman that it was consensual, but it was not professional. Notice how HE lies at first to KSFY, then realizes he is busted since so many people blew the whistle on him, then decides to tell the truth (thinking) KSFY wouldn’t publish the first part of the interview. While all these people want to give Wollman credit for being honest, as you can see, he had no choice. If no one would have tipped off the press, Wollman probably would have never said anything.
Besides the lying, and unprofessionalism, I also thought it was improper for himÂ to NOT inform the two young ladies he had sex with before spilling the beans to the press (on the fly). That’s all we need is another congressional hearing about touching wieners.
We willÂ see if the Republicans realize he really screwed up and punish him or sweep it under the rug like IM22, EB-5, Gear-UP, Native Foster Kids, etc, etc, etc.
The irony is it shows what are lawmakers are really up to in Pierre. F’ing around.
I have often argued that taxpayer subsidized birth control (free for all) is money better spent then welfare or SNAP or other issues/expenses that arise with unwanted pregnancies and health concerns with disease;
According to the most recent data from the South Dakota Department of Health, in 2016, they saw the most chlamydia cases ever in one year as well as the most gonorrhea cases since the 1980s. Because of that information, in a partnership with Sanford Health, the University of South Dakota is taking steps to make sure that their students are not only informed but practicing safe sex.
â€œWe’ll have seven locations on campus starting in our north complex, with is largely where our freshmen student population lives as well as in Burgess and Norton halls.â€
Placed in bathrooms mainly located on the first floor, explained Associate Dean of Students at the University of South Dakota, John Howe, students in these halls will soon find free condoms.
If you can’t feed em’ don’t breed em’!
I spoke at the Sioux Falls city council meeting on Tuesday night and commended the city (Health Department) for the success of the free condom program. I recently was at Monk’s and noticed the dispenser was empty, and the bartender told me it was because they go through a lot of them.
Joe Snevalatex did a follow up story tonight;
â€œRight now, we’re going through probably between 1,200 and 1,400 (condoms) a month,â€ said Andrea Wilson, in charge of HIV prevention outreach at Falls Community Health.
Hey, who says the city administrators get everything wrong 🙂