#— #title: sexual harassment #date: 2017-02-20T12:54:09-05:00 #—
#my thoughts on an issue from a slashdot article.. figured i would share..
#aggressive pressure or intimidation.
#how is one instance considered aggressive? I could see the person saying “i do not want #to talk about this.” and the other person continuing anyway as being harassment. #However, with a single instance being considered harassment, how is one supposed to gage #what is and isn’t harassment? What if I were to suggest that someone should try a #restaurant? This meets all the criteria of being what is currently considered harassment #but is not considered harassment. What one person considers unwelcome, another might #not. So when some person says that one thing is harassment they are unequivocally saying #that the people that welcome the suggestion are unimportant. Which, in a world where #everyone is wining about equal rights, which happens to be the proponents of this #paradox (not exclusively but majority), this is just hypocritical. I’m not saying that #harassment should be ignored but rather that it should be defined as it actually is #rather than a presumed definition. If a person lives without proposals then that person #misses opportunity. Just because it is sexual in nature does not make it the black #plague of opportunity. It is just another potential option in a world of options. If no #one should be offered something that they do not want to do then why isn’t the fact that #when people who are on welfare are told to get a job when they don’t want to isn’t #considered harassment? …Or when you’re told to eat your vegetables? ..Or that truancy #is considered a crime? ..Or that mental health patients take their medications? #Reproduction unlike education is a natural part of life. Albeit, education is useful, it #is not as ingrained and necessary as reproduction to continue existing as a species. The #human race is defined by it, and we solely exist because of it. If any other bodily #function, say eating, were as “unwelcome” as sex… Well, what then about someone with #an eating disorder? (Maybe not the best example…meh) Should suggesting they eat be #harassment?