A Dose of Stupid v134

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:

Should I report sexual harassment if I then slept with the man?

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

Bulletin Board v248

As Falsely Accused Man Sits in Jail, A Woman’s Rape Accusations Fall Apart on Damning Video — In the video, we see a woman’s rape allegations against her male co-worker fall apart as he sits helpless in jail. Though one case is not representative of all cases, it does raise the question of how many rape allegations are false. A thesis by Edward Greer published in the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review examines the issue of false rape allegations and reports some of the findings. At issue is the oft-repeated claim that only 2 percent of rape allegations are false.

Harvard Law Professors Slam Government Stance on Sexual Assault — One of America’s most prestigious law schools got a legal slap on the wrist on Tuesday, and many of its professors are unhappy. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights announced that Harvard Law School had failed to respond adequately to student claims of sexual harassment and assault and was therefore in violation of Title IX. The decision will see that the Ivy League law school revise its sexual harassment policies again, in addition to the university-wide changes announced earlier this year.

Judge orders more jail for mother who contacted teen sex-abuse victim — A Landisville woman convicted of sex abuse of a 17-year-old boy is not getting out of prison just yet. A local judge again scolded 32-year-old Rikki Salzman for breaking terms of her original house-arrest sentence by having the teen victim over to her home. Lancaster County Judge Howard Knisely ordered that Salzman spend four more months in Lancaster County Prison. She’s been in since Aug. 26, in accordance with Knisely’s previous order. Continue reading

A Dose of Stupid v98

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:

Amanda Marcotte: Senior sexually harassed Miss America by asking her to prom

Here is the lead in from the article about Marcotte’s comments:

Despite being warned by school officials not to, senior Patrick Farves used a visit by Miss America Nina Davuluri to Central York High School to ask her to the prom. Sure, it might have been awkward, but was it sexual harassment? Amanda Marcotte — at one time John Edwards’ blogmaster — says yes.

What follows on the link are a series of tweets by Marcotte and other feminists equating asking someone out on a prom as sexual harassment. Marcotte states that she “really [wishes] people would stop acting like it’s cute when teenage boys sexually harass older women.” That is interesting because I cannot recall Marcotte writing the same thing about girls asking older men out dates.

Marcotte is well-known for her pathological misandry. This rises to a new level of insanity. There is little more that I can say about it because it is so mind-boggling stupid. Simply read the tweets and enjoy.