- Jul 21, 2010
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And the surprise is...
Simona Sharoni (born 1961) is a feminist scholar and activist who is currently Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Merrimack College. In 2014, Sharoni helped co-found Faculty Against Rape, a national organization dedicated to supporting survivors of sexual assault on college campuses and to urge faculty to take a stand on the issue.
Elbow is my new hero of the day.
I'm reminded of the year I spent working in Washington at a think tank. I went to the Senate Office Building on some errand, I now forget what, and stepped into a somewhat crowded elevator. Another fellow took notice of a particularly nicely-dressed woman and complimented her politely enough on how she looked. She snapped back immediately, "Thank you, and don't even think about whether you'll succeed in getting me out of it." Even the two other women aboard the elevator were appalled at her.I guess someone's never heard "Love in an Elevator"?
In all seriousness, it's a joke. Lighten up, Francis. He wasn't hitting on you, he wasn't belittling you, he was trying to get a laugh.
This is not a #metoo moment. This is #myfeelingsaremoreimportant moment. But no, they're not.
Shouldn't apologize even if you mean it. Not for these 'transgressions'. 'They' jump on it like a pack of Hyenas on a 3 legged, cancer ridden wildebeest, not stopping until the prey is utterly destroyed..Good on him for refusing to apologize. Nor would I if I wasn't truly sorry.
Still trying to figure out just what, exactly, is so offensive about asking to be let out at 'ladies lingerie'. Normal guys like women, lingerie, and women 'in' lingerie. Maybe she was mad because a MAN had the temerity to tell a joke in the presence of a WOMAN, that had a teeny tiny percentage of sexual innuendo/humor. That should obviously NOT be allowed
Ever been the only guy present at a real lingerie party. I have. Not for the squeamish among us males.