There’s no way someone can think that of *me* specifically, not anyone who has read my “Push The Button” series or my other writings about BDSM.
I write about the intersection of feminism and BDSM because I tap dance on that corner for spare change every single day.
Tellingly, Elsesser adds that companies themselves are contributing to this mess, as they are now so terrified of legal action they send staff on sexual harassment training courses, and are duty-bound to follow up on any allegation, however minor.
Ludicrously, Elsesser cites examples of men who have been dragged in by their HR departments for simply opening a door for a female colleague or complimenting her on a new suit.
By Amanda Marcotte One of the weirder developments of the online publishing era is the way a loose confederation of embittered feminists has formed, across social media and the blogging world, under the banner of “women’s rights.” Feminism is an attempt to reframe old-fashioned man-hating as if it’s some kind of human rights movement, much like organized racism has periodically tried to reframe itself as a “white pride” movement.
Feminists, who spend most of their “activist” energy roaming around the Internet, harassing anti-feminists and men’s rights activists and pushing misandrist myths that women never lie about rape and never marry men for financial exploitation, are clearly bad for men. Embittered feminists deny that false accusations are possible.
After overpopulation ran out of control, the female mice in John Calhoun’s “mouse universe” experiment stopped breeding, and the male mice withdrew from the company of others entirely, eating, sleeping, feeding and grooming themselves but doing little else. To radical feminists, who have been the driving force behind many tectonic societal shifts in recent decades, that’s a sign of success: they want to tear down the institutions and power structures that underpin society, never mind the fall-out. But, for the rest of us, the sight of society breaking down, and ordinary men and women being driven into separate but equal misery, thanks to a small but highly organised group of agitators, is distressing.But it’s possible that young or naïve women could see all this fear-mongering online and start to legitimately believe they are in grave danger of making false accusations, a belief that might make them fearful of men and hesitant to date with confidence.But the odds of an unwitting false accusation happening are infinitesimal and exponentially lower than the odds a man faces of getting accused falsely.“Stories like these spread around workplaces, instilling a fear that innocent remarks will be misinterpreted,” she says. Of course, despite the fact that it is men who are getting the rough end of the pineapple here, this is all being painted as Officially Bad For Women, as they are failing to get on.But how are men meant to react when we’re informed that, despite decades of being told women don’t need or even want men’s help, now they’re falling behind because we’re not helping them?A new book claims that male office workers are now so afraid of being on the receiving end of a sexual harassment case, they are reluctant to mentor, assist, befriend and even hold open doors for female colleagues.