by Greg Krehbiel on 20 April 2017
Imagine a culture where it’s expected and understood that women will sleep with the boss to get the job. It’s just the way things work and everybody knows it. (There are places in the world today where that is true.)
Then imagine that the culture shifts and they decide that’s not a good way to run things. (As, obviously, it isn’t.)
The new culture becomes the norm, the old culture is demonized, and very quickly after that the accusations start flying. “So and so harassed me ten years ago.”
Is that really fair — judging someone’s actions in the current culture based on what they did under the older culture?
No matter how you come out on that question, I have a bigger question.
Why is it only the men who get in trouble?
What about the women who got jobs or raises because they slept with the boss? Shouldn’t they get in trouble too?
For every man who sexually harassed there’s a woman who used her sexuality to get ahead. Where are the investigations into their sordid behavior?
I’m not saying any of this to defend anybody. I’m just pointing out how ridiculous and unfair this “sexual harassment” stuff can be.
2017-04-20 » Greg Krehbiel