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Friday 8 March 2013 Letters
Sexual harrassment
Etiquette and regulation in the modern workplace.

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Letters responding to: So, when is sex appropriate?, by Frank Furedi

Frank Furedi omits the roots of intent of harassment accusers. Accusers are exclusively (purported) heterosexual women accusing men. Biology and culture expect men to initiate and sustain romantic and sexual relationships, from puberty to old age.

Never indicted are women who flaunt short skirts, tight clothes, decolletage, high heels, perfume and enticing behaviours, contrived to extract gains from colleagues and particularly superiors. Also never indicted are homosexual or lesbian enticers’ initiatives towards heterosexuals, particularly managers.

‘Powerful people’ are never defined as magnetic female youth, beauty and sexuality, which normal men find very difficult to evade. For evidence, examine the evident power of pretty young women, from ancient times and now displayed across the internet, in advertising and entertainment. Another motive of some women harassment accusers is realisation that their stalled career or incompetence, will not deliver the monetary gains of a substantial out-of-court financial settlement.

A primary motivation for harassment accusations is revanchist feminism, legitimised by feminist jurisprudence.

Jeffrey Asher, Canada


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