Today on Twitter, I called for the dismissal of Melody Hensley from her position at Center For Inquiry. Here’s why.
Here’s the offending Twitter sequence:
It’s really the last two that made me stop in my tracks for a few minutes. Of course Ms. Hensley doesn’t provide any supporting “statistics” to her assertion that there are groups that have more incidence of PTSD that war veterans. We’re just supposed to take her word for it, I guess
Then, when she starts receiving pushback from others on her timeline, she of course jumps directly into “harassment mode”. You see, disagreement with some, asking them to provide evidence for what they assert, is nothing more than harassment. Ms. Hensley then decides to threaten those that dare to disagree, that if they are active duty military, to call their commanding officers.
Now, I’m sure that most, if not all of her “harassers” on this subject laughed out loud when they saw that tweet. But doesn’t that show something about this person that possibly CFI needs to take notice of now? She’s not small potatoes there, she the Director for Washington D.C. area. This is what I called on Twitter today bad “optics” for CFI.
For me, this is a matter for any employer to address, whether she’s dismissed or not. Someone needs to sit down with her and tell her that as a representative of CFI, even if using her personal Twitter account, being known as a representative, she is not presenting CFI in a positive way.
I really believe that Ms. Hensley “uses” her claim of PTSD from Twitter to play a victim when she makes really egregious posts like these above.
I’ll leave it for you in the comments though. Do you think a dismissal is what’s required after this or some other administrative action?