wondering
I would think...
Sun Dec 3, 2017 12:06pm
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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 grabbing his ass and would certainly want to fight back in that moment. The main difference is that as a male, he would likely have a better chance of physically fighting back and of avoiding the pain or humiliation of going public with such an ordeal. In the real world, however, if he was confronted with a male abuser who was far more powerful in strength, financial and social status... he would not likely succeed in immediately correcting the problem, and if he valued his life or livelihood, he would use his brain instead of his brawn to get himself out of harm's way in that moment. The problem would then be, how would he go forward from there? Would he tell someone or bring suit against the abuser immediately after the incident, even if he would not likely be believed and his livelihood or career was also at risk? Perhaps as a male, he would be even LESS likely to come forward later as his "manhood" might come into question, with the abuser saying it was consensual or didn't happen at all the way he claimed. We have seen many cases where young boys and young men have been sexually abused and didn't come forward with their story until many, many years later. How many never did come forward? Does that mean no one should even care... that it was somehow their fault for not correcting the problem when it occurred?

  • 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... more
    • 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
      • 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