We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
My thoughts track Tucker's very closely. At the beginning of this, there were warnings that this could get out of control. It may have already.
A lot, but not all, of the cases we've heard should have been handled by a sharp slap against the kisser of the offending creep accompanied by a loud command to stop or her next target will be lower. One would have thought that after all the feminism and women's empowerment that's been going around, that this would be a ready remedy. But that isn't the point of feminism, is it? We learned that when NOW still supported Clinton after all the sexual abuse he committed. Rather than a quick and simple fix, they go the lawsuit/power play route. That's so someone else comes to her aid. Also, political power and money are apparently a better salve to "modern" women than the actual empowerment of taking care of business on her own.
Leave the courts to actual rape, brutality, threats (employment, physical, or blackmail) and underage offenses.
An Ace commenter on the lastest in the new fad of accusing famous people of sexual harassment from a long time ago.
"Not so long ago we had to tear down every monument to the Confederacy. Why not do the same thing to all those being accused of sexual harassment. No more Dustin Hoffman movies can be played or sold. Ban all movies that Weinstein and Polanski did. And while we're at it we can tear down the Clinton Library."
Where will this end - with total segregation of the sexes in the workplace? That would be a pity; I have enjoyed working with both men and women during my working life. Harassment? - some, if I think back on it, but I dealt with same and kept going. Perhaps I was just fortunate.
Women can be harassers as well; and they can also falsely call "harassment" when their careers aren't progressing as well as desired. It's the rare wife these days who hasn't counselled her husband to back off and minimize contact with a female colleague whose actions are becoming disturbing.
And when reading about all this, I am reminded that the British Parliament, in 1842, passed legislation forbidding females to be employed underground - on moral grounds.