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Subj: Re: Stan Lee accussed of sexual misconduct?
Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 at 07:39:57 pm EST (Viewed 206 times)
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Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 at 11:52:12 am EST (Viewed 232 times)
Quote:I am pretty sure sexual harassment was pretty common at one point of time. Or at least was more socially tolerable at the least.
Have you been watching Mad Men?
This is one of the many strange things that have cropped up about the past.
It is true that verbal sexual harassment was more common, but that was mostly because it existed in an area that not everyone automatically viewed as harassment. Of course overt sexual phrasing was frowned upon.
However, that isn't what Stan Lee is accused of. He is accused of groping, which has been viewed as at the very least bad form, impolite, rude, or inappropriate.
The problem is that it DID happen, but there was no way to call it out, especially since it was usually behind closed doors.
It is similar to spousal abuse. Many people think you could beat your wife for 70% of the 20th century. And you could... if you wanted grounds for divorce and to be arrested.
It was just reported less because of the problems of finding work as a woman in those days.
Don't confuse a lack of system to deal with it with open allowance.