Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson’s $20 million settlement with Fox News was unusual in some ways; she received an apology from the network and her complaint resulted in the ouster of former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes.
Her high-profile case is just one of an increasing number of retaliation claims. Retaliation cases now exceed claims of race discrimination, making up about 45 percent of complaints filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Twelve years since all of her friends were together.
Twelve years since Piper has seen Jason.
He sacrificed himself that day, right before Leo could. It was–Piper hadn’t expected Jason to grab Leo’s arm and push them back down toward the ground, and all she could hear was Leo screaming and yelling and Piper was falling toward the ground watching as the sky lit up with fire and and and–
Piper doesn’t believe it for a long time.
Leo doesn’t either.
It’s just–he’s gone. There’s nothing left. No body. No glasses. No clues. He’s just gone. Erased from the world. Incinerated. Blown to dust.
It makes it worse when Leo tells her all of the stuff that he did to try and make it so he could get to Ogygia because it was supposed to be him. It wasn’t supposed to be Jason and if he would have just stayed out of the way then they wouldn’t be having this problem and Leo blames it all on Jason right then and Piper can’t stand to listen to him anymore and–
Piper doesn’t speak to Leo for a year. Even after he apologizes because Jason saved the world and saved them and Leo just threw that away because he wanted to save Calypso. It takes Piper a long time to forgive him for that, but that’s when she realizes that he’s been hurting just as much as she has.
They officially say goodbye to Jason one night in the winter of the following year. They go out to that museum at the Grand Canyon where they technically met Jason for the first time since their other memories of him weren’t real. They sneak out onto the observation deck, letting the wind blown around them, and Piper remembers Jason jumping out after her even when he had no idea if he could fly.
As the wind ruffles her hair, she lets her tears fall.
“Jason,” Leo’s voice is rough because he’s crying too, and Piper reaches out for his hand. “We miss you. You were–you were–”
“Our best friend,” Piper finishes for him, staring out at the dark sky. “And we love you. We’ll see you soon.”
A Dutch woman accused of having a romantic relationship with a German soldier is held by members of the Dutch Resistance and is punished by having her head shaved following the liberation of the province of Overijssel. Many Dutch women would be publicly humiliated in this manner following the war. Often, their heads would be shaved and they would be painted with swastikas and other graffiti, made to wear placards bearing the word “moffenhoer” (“mof" is a Dutch ethnic slur used for Germans, similar to the English "kraut”, “hoer” is the Dutch word for “whore”) and then forced to march though the streets in various stages of undress for crowds to taunt and jeer at them. Enschede, Overijssel, Netherlands. April 1945.
Retaliation sounds as inventive, original and challenging a couple of decades later, a creative album that features a truly own sound. Back then there were thousands of crossover, hardcore and thrash acts which didn’t offer anything peculiar or characteristic, but Steele & co. had the cool ideas, inspiration and efficiency to make something special.
Soon after their second album was released, the band broke up and Peter Steele formed a new band called Subzero, which would later be renamed Type O Negative. According to the sleeve notes of the “Top Shelf Edition” of their second album, the first Type O Negative album, Slow Deep and Hard was composed largely from material originally written for Carnivore.
When you say something really unkind, when you do something in retaliation; your anger increases. You make the other person suffer, and he will try hard to say or to do something back to get relief from his suffering. That is how conflict escalates.