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I like the discussion here and it doesn't matter your opinion because you're entitled to it, and the discussion is good.

I didn't #metoo when it was cool and that was on purpose.

I graduated high school over 25 years ago. Touching the small of a lady's back in Canada is intimate.

The more people report sexual assault, the more files there are that compile actual criminals who actually assault women. In Canada, the statistics are mind-boggling as to the guilty verdicts on sexual assault cases against women, the number of reports, etc...

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I agree, it's all gone a bit mad. There's some really serious shit happening out there that's getting lost in all the complaining about very minor things.
The current code of conduct at my work place says it's harassment if it's "repeated and unwelcome". Note that that's anything- either verbal or physical harassment.
Once can be an oopsie (depending on severity), twice is questionable, but more than that is a problem.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Banjo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02/27/2020 at 08:03
I'm just fed up of the "some people misreport it" rhetoric. It's irrelevant. If someone is behaving in bad faith then it's a separate issue. Some people falsely accuse others of murder or theft. Does that mean we should stop trying to investigate and prosecute these things?

I feel sorry for those who are falsely accused but it's a separate issue and is a garbage reason against #MeToo.
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Banjo, homicide and stealing something is something different.
You can't compare it to the molesting.
I'm a guy and the sh**t stick to me like a glu.
it doesn't matter that the accusation was false. In 2030 people from the neighborhood
will say : "That's the guy who was molesting a women!
Now look at the David Letterman. He's kinda down. He's big time career is over.
He maybe gonna get to the peak again, but the stick sh**t never fall off.
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David Letterman got his own Netflix show after admitting to numerous affairs. He's fine. 
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Yeah, not as many careers are being ruined as people are suggesting. Louis CK is still doing standup.

I have sympathy for anyone wrongly-accused but it has nothing to do with real victims.
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Since we’re talking about things that can’t really be compared, how about the fear of being falsely accused of harassing someone and the fear of actually being harassed.
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Originally posted by Robo Pilgrim Robo Pilgrim wrote:

Since we’re talking about things that can’t really be compared, how about the fear of being falsely accused of harassing someone and the fear of actually being harassed.


Fear is all about security right? To fear being harassed once is, in a relative sense, no big thing. To fear being harassed twice is a virtual nightmare. To fear being accused of harassment once is a pretty big thing I bet, especially if it is the type of man to touch women without respecting intimacy or some safely assumed personal boundaries. What I'm trying to conclude here is that a man accused twice of harassment will change his behaviour in a positive manner, predictably by being careful where one gets physical with another.

In Canadian courts, the prosecution is called Crown and must prove the guilty mind as well as intent to commit the crime, in a duality nature where one does not go without the other. Let's talk about guilt. The guilt of being a victim has some intense psychology to it. "What did I do to deserve this?" I can only suppose that the guilt of being falsely accused has some serious psychology to it too. "What type of man am I or do I look like?"

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Originally posted by notciv notciv wrote:

 

Fear is all about security right? To fear being harassed once is, in a relative sense, no big thing. To fear being harassed twice is a virtual nightmare. 

Saying it's no big thing is just normalising it when no one should ever have to experience it.

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To fear being accused of harassment once is a pretty big thing I bet, especially if it is the type of man to touch women without respecting intimacy or some safely assumed personal boundaries. 

If he does that then it's not a false accusation.

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What I'm trying to conclude here is that a man accused twice of harassment will change his behaviour in a positive manner, predictably by being careful where one gets physical with another.

If he's been accused twice then chances are he's also done it several other times and I doubt he would change his behaviour quite so easily. He'll just target someone who's less likely to speak out or at the very worst threaten them into not speaking out. 

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Originally posted by Robo Pilgrim Robo Pilgrim wrote:


Originally posted by notciv notciv wrote:

 

Fear is all about security right? To fear being harassed once is, in a relative sense, no big thing. To fear being harassed twice is a virtual nightmare. 

Saying it's no big thing is just normalising it when no one should ever have to experience it.

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To fear being accused of harassment once is a pretty big thing I bet, especially if it is the type of man to touch women without respecting intimacy or some safely assumed personal boundaries. 

If he does that then it's not a false accusation.

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What I'm trying to conclude here is that a man accused twice of harassment will change his behaviour in a positive manner, predictably by being careful where one gets physical with another.


If he's been accused twice then chances are he's also done it several other times and I doubt he would change his behaviour quite so easily. He'll just target someone who's less likely to speak out or at the very worst threaten them into not speaking out. 



Interesting male perspective. Thanks.
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