We are currently immersed in a frenzy of searching for those evil men who abuse the rights of women in the sexual arena. We now find that even the accusations of women against some person are sufficient to get that person fired or to stand against shriek wails and vile threats that he should ‘step down’ or resign and other. Both political parties are deep into this theme, except for Democrats that will excuse the likes of Clinton, The Kennedy Klan, Menendez, Franken and John Conyers. This is identity politics of the old stale age.
But, let us think about how the system works and note that a lot of women offer gratuitous sex to gain entry into lucrative jobs, get screen tests for the movie industry and more. Are we to believe that the ladies are mere innocents and not to be blamed for encounters that may have been consensual in the beginning but the female victim might have turned this into a political vector by restating the essential facts of the tryst. Keeping silent for four decades seems to only add charm and character to the accusations.
How many of us male persons have been unilaterally invited to partake in some romantic rendezvous for a fee, or more frequently, free of charge? Are short skirts and plunging neck lines an invitation to something?
It appears that we have only opened about one half of Pandora’s Jar [not box] and many more attributes and social attitudes may remain there to be buried therein for more time or forever, mostly for political reasons.