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Monday, November 27, 2017

Ending a model of abuse

It's been nearly two months, and a geologic age, since the New York Times ran its initial report on Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein's sexual predation. It's difficult to think of any piece of journalism that has ever wrought such an instant change in American life. First, more allegations against Weinstein flooded in, and then against other Hollywood, media, and political figures, many of them rapidly defenestrated upon credible allegations of sexual misconduct.

A heightened awareness around sexual harassment is roiling multiple industries in what is a low-grade cultural revolution.

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Any revolution has its pitfalls.

There will be false allegations that will be believed. There will be a conflation of relatively minor infractions with criminal acts.

And, in all likelihood, there will be an over-correction that will create its own wrongs. But a model of predation practiced by scruple-less powerful men is getting destroyed before our eyes, and it's a very good thing.

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"And, in all likelihood, there will be an over-correction that will create its own wrongs"

I remember back in the 80's over 30 years ago I was working in a cubicle professional office environment. We were receiving sexual harrassment training even way back then.

I remember one new rule was that if you were to compliment a female co-worker on her nice outfit,or how attractive she looked that day. etc. you were never to give her the "once over"(the up and down look from head to toe)that you were to look her in the eyes , and eyes only, then give your compliment. A male colleague later confided with me saying that it's better just to say politely "Good Morning" and keep walking. I took him up on that advice.

#1 | Posted by shane at 2017-11-27 04:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Sexual Harassment training may not work as designed...
www.theguardian.com

Perhaps more foundational changes in men are needed, because men are horrible ....
blogs.scientificamerican.com

I remember one new rule was that if you were to compliment a female co-worker on her nice outfit,or how attractive she looked that day. etc. you were never to give her the "once over"(the up and down look from head to toe)that you were to look her in the eyes , and eyes only, then give your compliment.

I don't doubt thats what the told you, but logical fallacy of the whole thing sounds government inspired.

A male colleague later confided with me saying that it's better just to say politely "Good Morning" and keep walking. I took him up on that advice.

So Pence is a genius?

#2 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2017-11-27 05:55 PM | Reply

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