The Tower Of Londonâs Beefeaters harassment investigation is underway. Moira Cameron, the first female beefeater ever, claims she endured harassment from male colleagues at the Tower of London.
Earning a chance to guard the 931 year-old monument is no gimmick for Moira Cameron. The honor was bestowed upon her in 2007 after serving in the armed forces for over two decades, a duty she describes as âmagical.â But her contentment was rattled after she says certain individuals took issue with her holding the post based on her gender.
Apparently at least three men have beef with her taking the job, she told the Guardian newspaper:
âI’ve had some comments. I had one chap at the gate one day who said he was completely and utterly against me doing the job. I said to him, ‘I would like to thank you for dismissing my 22 years’ service in Her Majesty’s armed forces’.”
Her official title is a âYeoman Warder,â whose primary duties include guarding the historic fortress and the crown jewels. Men have typically done the job, but Moira made headlines two years ago when she was appointed the prestigious position. In fact, her promotion was given over 5 men who were also in consideration.
In a statement about the investigation, The Tower confirmed that three individuals are being looked into and called the alleged harassment âunacceptable.â They went on to say that they take any violations of their formal harassment policy âvery seriously.â
At press time, two guards had been suspended, with the third still being investigated.
This really irks me, especially when you consider that they serve under her Majesty THE QUEEN! Yes, I understand the concept of royal blood lines, but it seems to me that if women are good enough to rule the country, even if symbolically, then shouldn’t they be fit to serve as a Yeoman Warder at The Tower? What a caveman mentality these guys must have. Oooga Booga!
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Check out a video about Moira Cameron below.