AA and sexual harassment in the rooms
Here is a link to an interesting piece on Substance.com featuring Monica Richardson that I have mentioned many times on the blog. http://www.substance.com/should-aa-be-held-responsible-for-sexual-predators-in-the-rooms/19461/ It looks at 13 stepping in AA 12 step meetings. Alcoholics Anonymous has not done much about this problem.
I think that AA has not changed with the times and that the old traditions that were aimed at the original members who were middle aged men are not protecting the young women that come from rehabs and are over trusting. People in early recovery often make bad lifestyle decisions, but AA does not warn people (especially newcomers at the start of meetings), about potential problems.
I did see 13 stepping in AA and am not surprised it happens, especially when men are sex starved after being told not to have relationships for a year by their sponsors, and given the fact that any man who has been around the program for some time can impress a newcomer with their knowledge of AA and how it works.
In the recent documentary on Karla Brada, a pro AA judge, said AA needs to change and I think he is right. It would not take too much effort to make a few changes that could help people, avoid the mistakes in unsuitable relationships which are often made.Google+