Even after well over a year, the #metoo campaign is still going on. There has certainly been some fallout. Guys like Harvey Weinstein had their career ruined because they traded film roles for sexual favors. At the other end of the spectrum, when it comes to stooges in business, something else is happening: Men refuse to mentor women and insist on never being alone with a woman in whatever setting. This is the “Mike Pence Rule”, which was supposedly designed by his jealous wife who did not want her husband to get tempted by hot, fresh pussy. Of course, now women are complaining because they no longer get some of the handouts they were used to getting.
One supposed “rule” that would help men is, in the words of a commentator on Forbes, I think, is “to not be an asshole”. Yup, that is the same claim as “tell men not to rape.” It is victim blaming, plain simple. Men are the victims who
A defense I recently heard, by a supposedly “critical feminist”, was that despite all the negative consequences for women and men due to #metoo, it is still the case that men pose a much bigger threat than women. The example she used was the following: Imagine you are a guy and a woman flirtatiously blocks the way. Now reverse the sexes. How would you perceive the situation? You are probably supposed to imagine a complete brute of a man who would just rape some damsel in distress in the middle of the office building. Yet, chances for this to happen are essentially zero. Sure, if you are a woman keen on venturing into no-go zones, trying to make the point that all the female empowerment they exude will prevent them from getting raped and beheaded by third-world men, that is their decision to make. However, in
In reality, the threat posed by the woman in that example above is indefinitely larger. You have probably heard of the saying, “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned”. There is a reason why this is a proverb. Some women are completely vicious if they do not get what they want. What if Stacy wants to seduce her male superior but that guy insists on the Mike Pence rule? If Stacy gets really pissed or is gunning for that guy’s job, it is entirely plausible that she will just pull a false accusation of sexual harassment out of think air. Even if she is not, the possibility is always there, so men are justifiably wary of interacting with women. Whenever you are interacting with a woman, imagine the sword of Damocles hanging above you.
You could also make a numerical proof why women pose a much greater threat than men. Just look up false rape accusations. These outnumber “real” rape by a wide margin. This concludes the proof right there. Surely, a woman falsely accusing men is much more harmful than men not raping women. With that said, guys, stick to the Mike-Pence rule. This may not protect you completely at university or in corporate life, but it certainly will make our life easier. Who knows, maybe #metoo has been ushering in a new age of sex segregation and we just aren’t aware of it yet?
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