“Weinstein/Effect”

There’s no place for perversion in the accepted known business world...”

Leveraging the power of administrative authority over another employee to satisfy any perverted misguided sexual agenda is a heinous act of malpractice of such authority. Extortion of sexual gratification from a position of authority is the worst nonviolent degradation of another humans dignity. Forcing the victims to cross over that line of their right to say no, in order to preserve what would otherwise be viewed as rape. 

For as long as women have been actively involved in the workforce, they’ve had to deal with such mistreatment. Harassment doesn’t even start to properly identify the affects of this behavior. Shame and dishonor if you consent, fear and mistreatment if you refuse. What a great set of options to pick from?

Flirting among consenting adults is a whole different conversation. Rank and file don’t enter this story unless there is a leveraged advantage influencing either parties decision. If you freely choose to engage, that’s your right. But, if the choice is influenced by any work related/suggested trade offs, there in lies the problem. 

I’ve never offered any position of authority within any organization I’ve worked for as leverage for anything, but to create revenue in a profitable manner. My subordinates were given directives to accomplish tasks to complete procedures necessary for delivery of a final good or service. Implying any additional behavior is just not part of any of those relationships. 

“There are women in my life, lots of lovely ladies in my life...”

The girls I’ve experienced across the tenure of my existence, have left their   mark  on me. My mom is where I came from. My grandmother’s made sure there wasn’t a moment absent of the comfort of knowing, I was loved. My younger sister registered my focus to overlooking her well being. My wives and daughters have solidified my identification with a respect for the place of women in my life. That insults me, that others would disgrace and disrespect all that means to me. 

“So...Fuck You Harvey Weinstein, for being a lowlife piece of shit”

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