It happens every day. In fact, it is pretty hard to avoid it. There are some things that can only be understood with a slap on the forehead. Things so mind-boggling that one wonders how humans managed to evolve thumbs while being this mentally inept.
Case in point:
We already know the answer to this question is, but for humor’s sake let us see what this Guardian article actually posits:
The dilemma: Should I report sexual harassment I received even though I later had a sexual relationship with the harasser? Years ago I worked as a volunteer for a political party and while showing me some work on a computer, a senior staff member repeatedly touched my knee. He said sorry, and then did it again, about seven times. He finished by saying: “I’ll need to report myself for sexual harassment now.”
After reading this a few times, the only conclusion I could draw is that this senior staff member flirted with the woman. The woman never states that he attempted to force her to do anything, nor does she give any details about the context of the knee touching (where they were, how the man behaved, her immediate reaction, etc.). Without further context, it would appear that the woman is conflating flirtation with harassment, which she essentially admits: Continue reading