“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”

#Weinstein

“Blood/Spilled”

Today, there are people grieving from losses to their families, that resulted from circumstances beyond their immediate control. Not once, while casting their votes in any election process, did they stop to consider how their rights and freedoms would come back to haunt them. How a conical shaped piece of lead, compressed atop a pile of gunpowder within a cylindrical cartridge of brass would end the life of someone so close, and important to them. They’re in shock today, and will remain in that state of mind for months to come. The heartache so intense, it’s difficult to catch your breathe. Every waking moment a reminder of the pain, that won’t let them feel anything else. If you’ve ever known this sudden and unexpected type of loss, you too share in their experience. You feel the pain in their hearts, and understand the lingering effects. This describes what millions are realizing as we mourn the tragedy of what happened in Las Vegas. Unfortunately, the narrative for why these tragedies continue to occur is being treated as taboo for discussion of a preventable solution. Rights and Freedoms are proclaimed to be in jeopardy, if we rationalize the problem. “It’s not the right time to talk about the problem, we need to support those who lost loved ones to this act of pure evil” Precisely when are we acceptably able to construct a solution to a seemingly cultural epidemic? There are 88.8 guns for every 100 people in this country. Not registered voters, but every single person in America. If you don’t like the correlation between the numbers of guns and mass murders, then what are we doing to identify the mental illness that causes people to perform these atrocities? If you’re not going to choose a side to fix, how can you expect anything will change? The Bill of Rights protects the citizens freedoms, including bearing arms. The context of this provision wasn’t intended to serve how it is being applied today. Preventing any oppressive form of government from aligning enough power to concentrate its interests above the best interest of the citizens was the intent of this right to bear arms. Let’s imagine a confrontation between an out of control military and an armed militia of citizens. 88.8 guns per 100 people wouldn’t provide any measurable resistance to the might of such a powerful military objective. So, that’s not a supportive explanation. Having the right to murder any aggressor the law enforcement is unable to stop, well, that’s the idea of no law and order? Is that the predominant rationale for this quantity of guns? Entertainment...are we so bored with the thousands of other activities to occupy our minds, we all need a gun to keep us busy? Tell those grieving today about how much guns matter...maybe, just maybe they are the ones with the best perspective? #LasVegasMassacre