That is precisely what his words have said. Whether that's
Sun Dec 3, 2017 10:00am

his INTENDED message or not is not quite as clear.

IMHO, his actual intended message is "Look at me! I'd punch the offender out because I'm a tough guy and I do whatever I have to do, even if I get beaten up in the process" and acting as though that sort of playground mentality would WORK in the "real world" or for the usual victims - WOMEN.

I tried to explain to him that (obviously and naturally) he thinks like a MAN and apparently cannot fathom that women do NOT have the physical strength as men and also that the situation is FAR MORE COMPLICATED than he seems to think it is. He's talking about a situation that has virtually NOTHING to do with the typical situation of sexual harassment. It is more akin to RAPE, PURE uncomplicated RAPE, which, nearly all experts tell women to fight & run IF THEY CAN, but if they CANNOT and are overpowered, to do WHATEVER IT TAKES to survive, even if that means NOT fighting back. More rape victims' lives are saved by SMART THINKING and fighting back IF they know they'll be murdered otherwise or they have the OPPORTUNITY TO RUN, but to use their brains to figure out what will best help them LIVE, even if that requires passive submission so as not to be killed for resisting.

MEN simply have NO UNDERSTANDING of what it is truly like to be a weaker woman faced with sexual assault or harassment by someone with twice the strength or the power to DESTROY their lives & the lives of their families unless they ASK WOMEN and HEAR THEM. Sprout clearly has done neither else he'd not continue spouting off from his completely MALE POV.

Just as white people cannot truly understand what it's like to grow up black in America, men cannot understand what it's like to be female in a male dominated society either. (and it follows that women don't know what it's like to be men either)

  • I take it that....wondering, Sun Dec 3 6:23am
    what Sprout is saying is that if the woman doesn't immediately slap or punch the offender and risk being punched back (or possibly even killed) by a much stronger person, and risk being fired,... more
    • Not wait until later. Or complain to other people... How about simple "Stop!" in a clear and loud voice? How unreasonable is that?
      • Why do you think...wondering, Wed Dec 6 1:13am
        they didn't say "Stop!' or "No" at the time? Some guys don't seem to get the message, even when it is clear that their advances are not wanted or appreciated. Or maybe they do get the message, but... more
    • That is precisely what his words have said. Whether that's — Sia☺giah, Sun Dec 3 10:00am
      • Amazing how quickly you go from...Sprout, Tue Dec 5 10:44am
        "I am woman, hear me roar." to "I am a weak and helpless victim."
        • On the other hand it is not amazing...HeavyHemi, Tue Dec 5 1:09pm
          That you are blatantly dishonest in your characterization of her posts. We get it, you believe that unless a women physically confronts you immediately and screams no in your face repeatedly, she... more
      • I would think...wondering, Sun Dec 3 12:06pm
        that there are significant numbers of men, though probably far fewer than women, who have also been sexually harassed and assaulted. Sprout has already indicated that he would not appreciate someone... more
        • Well said. (nm)Sia☺giah, Mon Dec 4 2:35am
        • Meanwhile, back in the Senate...Pikes, Sun Dec 3 12:48pm
          A gentle no is as resolute and forceful as a bold, or an aggressive no. It doesn't mean proceed, or yes, or rape. No is no. It is sad when gropers like Trump, and Weinstein, or abusers like Lauer,... more
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