Apparently American women are entirely too weak and emotionally frail for a workplace with men in it. To borrow a phrase a lawyer on TV used, too many women seem to be emotional hemophiliacs. Maybe they’re just too fragile to roll with the ups and downs of every day normal life. Here’s a tip, ladies. The constitution guarantees you certain rights. NOT among them is a right to get through life without being offended or insulted. It happens. And when it does, you should stop expecting the rest of us to drop everything and purge whatever little thorn is in your side from society as a whole.
Ladies–learn to take care of yourselves. The rest of us are busy. If you can’t handle that simple chore, stay home. Your delicate sensibilities are a pain in the ass. Grow up. Toughen up.
The histrionics of young women reporters having the vapors over men stealing a kiss or making a pass are an embarrassment to our gender. And they cheapen the real trauma suffered by victims of genuine sexual assault. If their psyches are so delicate that they run screaming into the night when a guy makes a crude joke, then they should stay home. If, like one of the women accusing Roy Moore, they are still sobbing forty years later because “I thought he was going to rape me” that is just ridiculous. He didn’t. Forty years is ample time to get over the “trauma”.
That girl could have just learned the lesson that a young woman needs to watch her step around men and simply have been more careful in the future. I’m not victim blaming here, just saying that, on the scale of horror, a man putting your hand on his dick is just not that bad. Icky if ya don’t see it coming, but not horrific.
In the first place, you may not like the truth but the fact of the matter is that forty years ago it was not unheard of in the South for 14 year old girls to be sexually active. It’s sad to know that back then being sexually attractive was for many young rural girls the sole bargaining chip in trying to obtain any measure of social power or standing.
When reporter Katie Tur whined about how accusations of Roy Moore’s sexual harassment were “truly horrific” I wanted to throw up! No, Ms. Tur, they are icky and gross. But those acts are definitely not “horrific”.
Would you like to know what “truly horrific” is Ms. Tur? It’s a Mayan woman in rural Florida forced into prostitution. She was found by law enforcement bent over in an agricultural field, skirt pulled up, with a pimp charging two bucks apiece to rape her from behind. The Mayan men were lined up for their turn. There wasn’t even an arrest, the cops just broke it up. No “witnesses” would testify.
Would you like to know what “truly horrific” is Ms. Tur? It’s a Mayan woman selling her daughters into prostitution in a hellish trailer with no running water, electricity or toilet. Yeah, that really happened. Except those probably weren’t her daughters, more likely they were young girls who’d been trafficked.
Would you like to know what “truly horrific” is? It’s a guy beating the crap out of a woman or young girl because she said “no”. It’s a guy sticking a knife in a woman or young girl because she wouldn’t have sex with him. It’s a guy pistol whipping a female for not “putting out”.
Would you like to know what “truly horrific” is? It’s a twelve year old pregnant girl who doesn’t speak Spanish or English, only Kanjobal. How is she going to report what happened to her when her obscure dialect is incomprehensible and she is never going to learn a language with which she can communicate how this happened?
Would you like to know what “truly horrific” is? It’s a woman in her thirties, living in a garbage dump and having a child by her 15 year old son.
At Thanksgiving dinner a few days ago my male friends and I, all native Floridians, talked about how, back in the day, the term “jail bait” was a joke. Young girls would try out their newly discovered sexual “wow” power before they realized that some men, once aroused, won’t take no for an answer.
Roy Moore’s a creep but what he is alleged to have done is not horrific, it’s icky. What is horrific about him is that he will not uphold the Constitution, that he seeks to force his religion on the rest of us whether we happen to be Christian or not. What is horrific about him is that he wrote that women should not be permitted to run for office–another constitutional right he would choose not to exercise.
If every guy who ever made a pass, stole a kiss, or made a stupid joke about groping is going to have to leave his job and society and don sackcloth and ashes, well, there aren’t going to be many men in public life.
What is truly horrific is that there is going to be a fierce backlash when men tire of women castigating, complaining and constantly moving the acceptable behavior bar. It will come when men realize that, no matter how they try to figure out what is and is not appropriate, American women (s0me of them at least) are never going to be satisfied and will just keep on bitching.
They’re like the fisherman’s wife in the old tale. No matter what she demanded of a magic fish, when he gave it to her she just came up with another demand. Finally the fish realized there was no pleasing her and took back all the advantages, social positions and stuff he gave her and she found herself back in her original state, poor and powerless.
Keep it in mind you emotionally frail women. If you can’t handle the normal, everyday irritations and indignities which life inevitably heaps on everyone now and then, well…just stay home. Because otherwise you are going to make women unemployable. No one’s going to give someone a job if it means everyone else perpetually has to walk on eggshells lest women’s delicate psyches be even slightly bruised.
No one invited women into the workplace, they banged down the door to get access to upper echelon jobs. They wanted a place at the table. The second they got it, women started bitching and moaning about how they didn’t like the table.
Ladies, stop the witchhunt for males who may have stolen a kiss or made a pass. Enough with the “zero tolerance” crap. How about a sense of proportion and letting the crime fit the punishment.
What ever happened to “innocent until proven guilty”?