Friday, November 03, 2017
Sexual Harassers - The Beginning of the End
Sexual harassment is a distasteful subject and I do apologize for bringing up this disgusting subject again in my blog. But I feel I must address this change in our culture.
There was a time when our culture permitted abuse of animals. The SPCA was founded after a person had enough of seeing a horse being beat to death on a New York street in the late 1800's because that horse was too old to pull any more carriages.
There was a time when our culture took it as a given child labor, when children as young as eight years old worked ten hour days in factories.
There was a time when our culture accepted the beating of children, even in schools, as a form of discipline.
There was a time when our culture thought it was allright to refer to a gay man as a "fag."
There was a time when our culture thought it was acceptable to use the "N" word to describe a person of color.
One by one these formerly acceptable cultural norms and others that I haven't mentioned here ( (it would be a LONG list) were acceptable. Now days, they aren't.
Oh sure, some say "political correctness" has gone too far. Well, maybe. Sometimes the pendulum does swing too far. But I have to tell you folks, I am glad I am living in a time when those terrible ways are no longer acceptable.
The latest abhorrent activity that is no longer acceptable is that men in power have the freedom to sexually harass others beneath them in the pecking order of our culture. Even such a revered figure as former president George H. W. Bush is no longer permitted to grab women's asses after telling them his favorite dirty joke ("Know who my favorite magician is? David Cop-A--Feel") then grabs their ass.
Without guilt I will tell you that I am experiencing a wonderful sense of schadenfreude see formerly pompous and arrogant men as Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Ben Afleck, James Toback, and yes our sainted former president George H. W. Bush brought down from their high perch of power and influence, how the mighty have fallen.