Sexual integration and sexual “harassment”
A long discussion (having begun on November 2) about sexual harassment continues, with James N. making the commonsensical point, lost in today’s madly ideologized society, that sexual tensions and sexual advances in a workplace where men and women are working closely together are inevitable, and that a sexual advance in and of itself is not sexual harassment.
It used to be understood, he says, that if you put men and women together in the workplace, it will get sexual. That was why, prior to 1965 or so, men and women were largely segregated in business, in the military, in medicine. Modern liberal society puts men and women in close and constant proximity in the workplace, making sexual advances inevitable, and at the same time liberalism commands that if a woman likes a man’s advance, that’s fine, but if she doesn’t like it, she has the power to destroy his life, by calling a single unwanted advance “sexual harassment.”