If they are your editor and control your professional purse strings and then cancel your column…
Deborah Copaken

Now, I think that I understand. I had doubts about making my own particular response because, possibly, this man might have some control over your own economic interests and of that future. This does happen to both men and women — to be ‘excluded’ if you don’t ‘play the game that some’ self-interested group’ sees as essential in imposing effective control over ‘rebel’ employees. From what you say, this appears to be the case. I apologise and wish you the best possible future - un-molested.