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Subj: Agree 100%...
Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 at 08:13:48 pm CST (Viewed 393 times)
Reply Subj: I Think That We Have To Take A Few Things Into Account, And More Importantly distinguish
Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 at 06:24:22 pm CST (Viewed 558 times)

    Between true sexual abuse and harassment, and just women getting offended or feeling uncomfortable.


    There is true sexual harassment out there (And men can get harassed as well.), but sometimes it can be very vague. Pretty much anyone can be brought up or accused.

The current climate seems to be to reward people who PLAY the victim and I think this approach starts a 'guilty till proven innocent' mentality, where reputations get irrevocably tarnished in the 'court of publicity'.

    I remember there was a time at my old job where the bus driver came in and said something like "Women can't cook , or cook as well as men.". A guy was cooking at that time, I think that he might have been joking, but then a female worker heard it, got offended, and accused him of sexual harassment.

I often wonder if people like this are living in cloud cuckoo land. Any workplace I've been in and that just would have been laughed off.

    So sometimes (Or maybe even more than sometimes.) that happens, and sometimes it's just a case of women being offended or made uncomfortable by simple guy talk or male behavior.

I think once in my working life I've been in a situation where I thought a woman might have been slightly uncomfortable at certain things being said (by others at the work lunch table) and the guy in question (who was a complete idiot) did get the sack a few months later (albeit over something else entirely...and more serious).

But at worst what he did (at the table) was just stupid and worthy of a reprimand/warning, not the sack and/or sexual harassment.

    Heck, sometimes even harmless flirting can fall into this.

Often seems to be if the woman is attracted to the man 'chatting her up' then its harmless flirting, if she isn't then its potentially sexual harassment.

    So, I think that this can be a good thing if it gets us to really narrow this down, and at the same time, weed out the true harassers.

Agreed, otherwise society will get to the point where men will simply stop talking to women altogether (something I could see a lot of hard line Feminists supporting).

You address Omnipotence...tread carefully.
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