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cc_rider

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Posted: Dec 11, 2017 - 2:53pm

 lowelltr wrote:

Sheryl Sandberg is worried about a backlash affecting the hiring of women. She fears that some men will just not hire women, or covertly discriminate against them during the hiring process....just as litigation prevention.
Sad...however, every action has a reaction...even good actions oftentimes have bad reactions...law of unintended consequence, etc...

  I think that's a reasonable concern. I like to imagine in the long term this ruckus will blow over, but it may require a sea change in some workplaces. Men should be more aware of the impact of crude gestures, but at the same time women should understand that 'ball-busting' is a time-honored way men talk with each other. Not the so-called 'locker-room talk' that demeans women, but the day-to-day barbs and quips of many workplaces.

My ex is an engineer, she was one of three management-level women among a construction staff of over 1600. I found her a pink hardhat to wear on site: might as well own it, right?
A little friendly banter was no big deal, it was a construction site after all: snowflakes need not apply. However her boss, also a woman, personally fired several guys for repeated 'inappropriate gestures'. Particularly one poor idiot who used Spanish for his catcalls: she instructed him, in perfect Spanish, to hand over his badge on the spot. Security walked him out. Oops. Always know your audience...
lowelltr

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Posted: Dec 11, 2017 - 2:26pm

 cc_rider wrote:
 Of course I was just inciting trouble, but some people actually think that way. Sad.

 
Sheryl Sandberg is worried about a backlash affecting the hiring of women. She fears that some men will just not hire women, or covertly discriminate against them during the hiring process....just as litigation prevention.
Sad...however, every action has a reaction...even good actions oftentimes have bad reactions...law of unintended consequence, etc...
maryte

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Posted: Dec 11, 2017 - 11:41am

 cc_rider wrote:
 Of course I was just inciting trouble, but some people actually think that way. Sad.

 
Well, I think everyone here knew you were in your cc_trouble-rider persona, but yeah, heart-breakingly sad.
cc_rider

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Posted: Dec 11, 2017 - 11:38am

 maryte wrote:

Coincidentally, in a conversation at lunch about this topic, I mentioned that there are both men *and* women whom I have heard say this very thing.  And I followed that up with "Have I mentioned lately that I hate people?"

  Of course I was just inciting trouble, but some people actually think that way. Sad.


maryte

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Posted: Dec 11, 2017 - 11:28am

 cc_rider wrote:

So true. There would be a lot less sexual harassment if you women would stay home with the kids like you're supposed to...

What? 

 

Coincidentally, in a conversation at lunch about this topic, I mentioned that there are both men *and* women whom I have heard say this very thing.  And I followed that up with "Have I mentioned lately that I hate people?"


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Posted: Dec 11, 2017 - 11:11am

 cc_rider wrote:

So true. There would be a lot less sexual harassment if you women would stay home with the kids like you're supposed to...

What? 

 
oh, dear
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Posted: Dec 11, 2017 - 11:09am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
You are in big trouble, mister.
 
Not news...
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Posted: Dec 11, 2017 - 11:05am

 cc_rider wrote:

What? 

 
You are in big trouble, mister.
cc_rider

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Posted: Dec 11, 2017 - 10:29am

 meower wrote:

https://www.thecut.com/2017/12/rebecca-traister-this-moment-isnt-just-about-sex.html

 

This Moment Isn’t (Just) About Sex. It’s Really About Work.

 

It would be easy — a hard kind of easy — to understand the painful news happening all around us to be about sexual assault. After all, for weeks now, each day has brought fresh, lurid tales. And if our typically prurient American interests have led us to focus on the carnal nitty-gritty, the degree of sexual harm sustained, the vital questions of consent, that’s fair enough; there has been, we are really absorbing for the first time, a hell of a lot of sexual damage done.

But in the midst of our great national calculus, in which we are determining what punishments fit which sexual crimes, it’s possible that we’re missing the bigger picture altogether: that this is not, at its heart, about sex at all — or at least not wholly. What it’s really about is work, and women’s equality in the workplace, and more broadly, about the rot at the core of our power structures that makes it harder for women to do work because the whole thing is tipped toward men.

 
So true. There would be a lot less sexual harassment if you women would stay home with the kids like you're supposed to...

What? 
meower

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Posted: Dec 11, 2017 - 10:19am

https://www.thecut.com/2017/12/rebecca-traister-this-moment-isnt-just-about-sex.html

 

This Moment Isn’t (Just) About Sex. It’s Really About Work.

 

It would be easy — a hard kind of easy — to understand the painful news happening all around us to be about sexual assault. After all, for weeks now, each day has brought fresh, lurid tales. And if our typically prurient American interests have led us to focus on the carnal nitty-gritty, the degree of sexual harm sustained, the vital questions of consent, that’s fair enough; there has been, we are really absorbing for the first time, a hell of a lot of sexual damage done.

But in the midst of our great national calculus, in which we are determining what punishments fit which sexual crimes, it’s possible that we’re missing the bigger picture altogether: that this is not, at its heart, about sex at all — or at least not wholly. What it’s really about is work, and women’s equality in the workplace, and more broadly, about the rot at the core of our power structures that makes it harder for women to do work because the whole thing is tipped toward men.

 

meower

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Posted: Dec 6, 2017 - 8:07am

http://money.cnn.com/2017/12/06/media/time-person-of-the-year-2017/index.html

 

Time magazine has named "The Silence Breakers," representing people who came forward to report sexual misconduct, as its Person of the Year.

 


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Posted: Nov 30, 2017 - 12:23pm

 ScottN wrote:

Good call.

re: Keillor.  Only winner here is the woman's attorney.

 
For sure.
ScottN

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Posted: Nov 30, 2017 - 7:20am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote: 
Good call.

re: Keillor.  Only winner here is the woman's attorney.
Red_Dragon

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Posted: Nov 30, 2017 - 6:40am

Re: the recent watershed of sexual misconduct allegations.

I'm starting to see a pattern in that when the man in question is even remotely on the liberal spectrum, he admits his wrongdoing and makes an attempt at apologizing. If he is conservative, he denies that it ever occurred. Interesting.


islander

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Posted: Nov 30, 2017 - 6:38am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote: 
Isn't it about time we had a coastal (non-NY) president/candidate?  There are a lot of people (39%+) that live in counties that border the salt water (yes, including NY), and you have to go back to Reagan to find a pres from there.... well Bush, sort of, again NE influence (and I guess Texas technically, but I think of that more as 'heartland').... I need to work on these definitions.
/wrongthread
Proclivities

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Posted: Nov 30, 2017 - 6:07am

 meower wrote:

Plus, he CANT SING

 
He did a poignant version of the old Minnie Ripperton classic "Lovin' You" on their Flag Day Show from 1998. 
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Nov 30, 2017 - 6:03am

 Steely_D wrote:

It's too bad that the Dems are so discombobulated at this point. If they had another Clinton/Obama in their pocket it would be so easy for them.

 
My early favorite is Amy Klobuchar.
meower

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Posted: Nov 30, 2017 - 4:39am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

And he breathes in through his whistling nasal passages on mic.

 
it's disGUSTing
Steely_D

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Posted: Nov 30, 2017 - 12:31am

 islander wrote:
It's going to take a while to rebuild what has already been sullied, some on the opposition party better figure some stuff out before next november.
 
It's too bad that the Dems are so discombobulated at this point. If they had another Clinton/Obama in their pocket it would be so easy for them.
islander

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Posted: Nov 29, 2017 - 10:21pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

You can lead a horse to water...

eventually, the Defenders will have some doubts. But then again, if Moore is still around, and Trump is still around, and anyone who just denies this stuff is okay to be in the senate and the white house, well I'm going to tell my kids to start jackin' up banks and never, ever, say anything but a flat out denial. 

 
The worrisome part to me is that it seems only the Republicans have figured this out. I have a pretty good record of not liking either party, but wanting a healthy opposition. If the Dems get run out for admitting their crimes while the party feels righteous in upholding their ideals, then you'll just be left with a bunch of laughing Republicans who will continue to deny and deflect while trashing the place. 

It's going to take a while to rebuild what has already been sullied, some on the opposition party better figure some stuff out before next november.
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