The rules of interaction between women and men in the workplace have been changed with a suddenness that inevitably produces unforeseen negative consequences, no matter how positive and necessary the switch might be. (snip) With the stakes so high, given the presumption of female veracity and male culpability anytime an objection is raised, men are, frankly, terrified. Get used to it, ladies. That is the other side of the coin of the new normal. The old norms that men (often cluelessly) incorporated into their behavior now have been discarded, but we have no clear understanding of what should replace them. By
Yep. I met my wife twenty-seven years ago at work. These days, I would not have placed myself in the position to where we would be in the same room alone together.
Workplace aside, from a sociological standpoint, the real shame is that the rules of courtship have been upended. Men are supposed to make the first move. The operative word being "move." What are they supposed to do now? Make the move and be accused of assault? Or, ask permission in which case they are accused of being a perv? "May I cross the space between us and...?"
To paraphrase Julia Roberts (that paragon of virtue, may her fish mouth be ever gaping) : "you can find the words [insert name of Hollywood actress] in the dictionary between the words ´bed´ and ´Weinstein´."
Any time those slags get in our faces with their hypocritical posturing and faux outrage we need to throw it back at them three time. SO SICK of Hollywood acting like they are superior to us while begging for money because they look good in front of a camera."
Hollywood hates Americans. My fellow Americans, hate them back. Theyre too stupid to understand anything else.
Let me give the "clueless" men a bit of advice-just don´t make remarks you would not want anyone to say to your sister or daughter. Saying that´s a nice dress should never get you in trouble unless your HR department is run by the women of NOW. The salesmen who want to show me dirty Christmas cards or the man who thinks rubbing my shoulders with out asking -are too dumb to ever know what to do. There are some crazy women out there-but most women are not. Tell me I look good any time!
Have two twenty-something sons. This stuff is terrifying when only accusations, never proof is the new norm. If a woman is irritated you did or didn´t do what she wanted/expected, you could be in trouble--in or out of the workplace.
What happened to due process, a man´s day in court. Nope, liberals screw up everything they touch--it all turns to dung.
Btw, anybody else a little perturbed that people don´t check their spelling before publishing stuff, I mean "professionals"?There are at least two spelling errors in this piece.
Now men are supposed to guess rightly which woman is receptive to his "clueless" overtures? Women are the first group of people that I know of, who give up being on a pedestal to be equal with pigs. I will never understand the "cute" working of a woman´s brain and I do not care to try.
The truth is feminist don´t want men to interact with women. They are opposed to child birth. Their policies seem geared to ending the human race and sometimes they even let it slip that that is their outright plan.
It became the norm after Anita Hill that you can´t date co-workers. At my workplace it was a firing offence to do so. And one couple dating on the sly, finally decided to get married, so one of them had to find another employer. What a stupid rule.
Then they started the whole thing at college. You couldn´t date a coed unless you had a contract. That left the only place to find a date would be church and smoky bars. I´m sure they are hunting for a way to stop that too.
In my profession, I have women make passes all the time. Its OK, legally, for them to do that and I don´t find it to be some legal catastrophe others seem to think it is. Sure, its different when a man gets proposition at work. And men are not suppose to be offended by women´s sexual comments or actions (like being a married man invited to a woman´s lingerie shower). I still work with these women and think nothing of it. But if I look cross-eyed at one of these women, I´m fired. Needless to say, my attitude towards women in the work place is they are a threat to my career and well being and I do all I can to avoid even a hint of impopriety. And if opportunities for their career advancement are limited, so be it. I will not sacrifice my employment and my family for some feminist withch hunt.
Women have used their wiles to attract men since the beginning of time. Some? Many? of the women making these allegations deserve to be scorned. You can´t have strength and equality and be a quivering mass of vulnerability at the same time. Some of these gals accepted the casting couch, feel a bit humiliated, and are now back for a little revenge. Simple enough but not very admirable.
I wonder if with all the sensitivity training to ensue, they will consider telling women to simply stand up for themselves at the first notion of unwanted attention. "Excuse me,sir. It´s possible I´m misunderstanding you, but you are making me uncomfortable. Can we get back to business?" That alone should clear up any misgivings and indicate her resistance to anything other than business proposals. Having drawn the line - if it is crossed again - a quick report to HR, and guidelines for firing for further crossings. Nothing personal - it´s just business.
To take an extreme position - A man guilty of rape will be meted out the severest punishment society can think of. But a proven case of false accusation of rape will either go free or receive a slap on the wrist. The former can be an act of irresponsible passion of the moment. The latter is always cold calculated and cruel. As long as the social attitude behind such disparity persists, law abiding, decent men will continue to leery.
I had several male mentors in my career, and I benefited greatly from their advice and guidance. I wouldn´t trade that experience for anything. They also occasionally made sexist remarks and told dirty jokes in my presence. They were usually quite true and funny, and I enjoyed being "one of the guys." Young women today are fools to spoil those opportunities for everyone.
I don´t do ANY of the creepy stuff complained about. Never have. Never tempted to.
But I´m also an Orthodox Jewish man, so I don´t even hug a long-time female co-worker (if I can figure out how to avoid it) and try not to shake their hands. This is due to an oath I took to my wife not to so much as touch another female that is not her, my birth family, or my daughters.
I also don´t drink with females without my wife being present, nor am I alone in a room or an elevator with them. There is either another person present or the office door is wide open.
In short, I follow the Pence Rules, writ large (or rather, he follows ours).
It´s not only to avoid temptation, it´s to avoid FALSE ACCUSATION and the appearance of impropriety, either of which would destroy my career.
Given the dubious credibility of some of these accusations, it´s the only safe way for men to behave in the work place.
I´m from a different era I guess. I love it when a man opens a door, helps me. I am soooo appreciative of that. When I was in my 20´s, 30´s, men said gross things at work all the time; we´d tell then they were disgusting; we´d laugh. There was no touching or job blackmail that I experienced. If it had happened, we were not afraid of a swift kick or slap to rein in roaming hands. Feminists and crazy libs screwed things up for us ladies. If you have to accept unwanted touching to hold a job, QUIT!!! Then turn the SOB into HR, cops, whatever. Don´t be abused for years because you´re afraid, that is ridiculous. There are other jobs dear! Other careers. You get to choose. And you are in charge of who touches you unless you are a coward and your priorities are really screwed up. I hope we get past this, and gentlemen will still open a door, or say something nice. The older you get, the more you appreciate it.
Former Navy here. Anybody remember the "Tailhook" scandal from almost 30 years ago? Almost exactly the same things happened: high-ranking officers at a Naval Aviation conference in Vegas got a little to loose with some of the females there, and it set off a scandal which absolutely ROCKED the entire U.S. Navy. Careers were ended and a Vice Admiral (Mike Boorda) even took his own life over this. Things have calmed down a bit in the ensueing decades, but one thing was certain: sailors from that era tend to get gun-shy about women in the workplace. Trust me when I say that the Navy has been dealing with this carp for nearly 3 decades now.
It even affected the way I work when females are in the office: I don´t "defecate" where I sleep, and I don´t even deal with females more than necessary where I work. I´ll never be rude, but don´t expect me to be all that friendly, either. I keep my distance and I keep my mind on my job. I won´t even grab a beer with a female co-worker after work.
I know it sounds cold but that´s how it is with me. And that philosophy has covered my rear for the past 30 years.
The funniest joke I heard on TV was "Wonder what this will do to the office Christmas party ". Think back about what you were doing when you were 16 or 18 in school. Will the Marlboro Men be extinct? Was wondering when the USA grouop would appear.
One thing about the MSM. They simply LOVE putting news out there about some small percentage of the US populace. One would think that the LGBT????? whatever were in the majority [population of this nation with all the news coverage they get. Same with Antifa, BLM, Greenies, and all the other fringe, extremist groups. And yes, that goes for those "right Wing extremist" groups as well. Currently we have a few women jumping on the #MeToo bandwagon as if somehow the rest of this nation´s citizens can identify with them and their supposed "plight". NOT!! Most any other American citizen, if treated the way these women are would have made their complaints immediately, not some 30 to 40 years later. Pretty much indicates that these "ladies" are perhaps not such "ladies" after all.
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