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Clocker
02-06-2018, 11:40 AM
Let me mansplain this one. With the growing accusations of sexual harassment, men in power are getting more and more careful in their dealings with women. Now many women are starting to worry that this will have a negative impact on their career opportunities and chances for advancement.

Consider what’s happening in the capital of Florida. Female staffers and lobbyists have found “many male legislators will no longer meet with them privately,” reported The Miami Herald. “I had a senator say, ‘I need my aide here in the room because I need a chaperone,’ ” lobbyist Jennifer Green told the paper. “I said, ‘Senator, why do you need a chaperone? . . . Do you feel uncomfortable around me?’ ‘Well,’ he said, ‘anyone can say anything with the door shut.’ ”

“I’m getting the feeling that we’re going back 20 years as female professionals,” said Green, who owns her company. “I fully anticipate I’m going to be competing with another firm that is currently owned by some male, and the deciding factor is going to be: ‘You don’t want to hire a female lobbying firm in this environment.’ ” Jennifer Green, Lobbyisthttp://ace.mu.nu/

Parkview_Pirate
02-06-2018, 11:44 AM
I wish I had more faith that both women and men would see through the propaganda that's created the battle of the sexes, and continues to be a wedge designed to increase profits for numerous industries.

But I do not have that faith.

Someday, more people will come to the realization they're being conned, but right now it's a small fraction of the population.

boxcar
02-06-2018, 01:27 PM
I wish I had more faith that both women and men would see through the propaganda that's created the battle of the sexes, and continues to be a wedge designed to increase profits for numerous industries.

But I do not have that faith.

Someday, more people will come to the realization they're being conned, but right now it's a small fraction of the population.

What's your theory about the motive behind the con, Pirate?