In response to Jane Kelly: Confessions of a bottom-squeezer, Tee2 wrote:
Seems to me most of this is a ruse by the Lefties (including those infesting the Conservative party) to accuse and remove as many Tory white boys/Blair moderates from positions of influence and replace them with less effectual people who happen to correspond with this week’s favourite gender/colour/race/ethnicity/religion/flavour-must-have-more-of, which of course at the moment is women. It doesn’t take a far stretch of the imagination to see how accusations of inappropriate behaviour can be used by the unscrupulous to discredit political opponents, and indeed political allies who may be inconveniently in the way of a boost up the career ladder.
This would be particularly sinister when you take into consideration the fact that sexual misconduct, in our apparently ‘progressive’ world, can be anything from a flirtatious comment or slightly risque joke to rape. Whilst the last should of course be dealt with severely, it seems utterly ludicrous to ruin men’s lives based upon allegations of having said/done something fairly innocuous in the past. Our culture of trial by media means that every time some doe-eyed feminazi points and shrieks that some horrible man made her feel uncomfortable by . . . (insert some clumsy attempt at seduction here) . . . it is automatically assumed that the man is a sexual deviant and the woman must be telling the truth.
Everyone has had to deal with unwanted sexual advances at some time or another. My reaction to this has usually been appropriate to the actual contact or comment, ranging from a simple ‘thanks but no thanks’, laughing it off, a sharp rebuke, to slapping someone round the face (when my skirt was lifted up by a drunk at the bar). Women and men are quite capable of judging how to deal with the more inoffensive instances, and the law is there to protect us if (God forbid) something severe happens. I, personally, don’t need the likes of Harriet Harman telling me what constitutes sexual harassment, or implying that I’m too stupid and weak to understand that all men are my oppressors just because they’ve done what everyone has done at some point and tried it on.