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Recent charges of sexual harassment have tarnished or destroyed powerful figures in entertainment, journalism and the military. Alleged perpetrators are conservative and leftist, repentant and defiant, but nearly all have one thing in common: they are all male.

Despite politically correct insistence that men and women are indistinguishable, the current crisis highlights profound differences between males and females. Not only are women far less likely to perpetrate the disgusting assaults imputed to Harvey Weinstein, but responses from victims and the public wouldn’t be comparable even if they did.

Imagine some high-ranking female CEO making lurid or flirtatious remarks towards a younger man who worked for her. Of course, it would deserve condemnation, but even multiple examples of such behavior might not wreck a powerful woman’s career. Female victims need more protection in the workplace not because they’re less powerful, but because they’re women. Males generally display greater tendencies toward aggression, and don’t face comparable vulnerability to reckless predators.

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  1. Truth hurts  •  Nov 2, 2017 at 3:07 am

    Please talk to your jewish friends in Hollywood and tell them to stop raping.

    • James Brice  •  Nov 3, 2017 at 6:20 pm

      This is a cheap shot at Jewish people. The author should be ashamed. People like Ted Kennedy and Bill Clinton are presumably not Jewish, what to tell them?

    • Fungah!  •  Nov 7, 2017 at 2:46 am

      Trolling like a boss!

  2. Tru  •  Nov 2, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    In my entire life I have never heard anyone say that male/female genders are "indistinguishable". That's just nonsense.

    In addition, sexual molestation and rape are about power, not about sex. It's not a long stretch to understand why it is mostly men who do it. As for the ignorant poster above, who seems to think it happens only in Hollywood, it also happens in churches and religious groups, factories, schools, and other groups that do not make the news.

    • Andrew P Eppink  •  Nov 3, 2017 at 5:09 pm

      The satanic supreme lib social engineering kangaroos – ginsburg, breyer, kennedy, kagan and sotomayor et al. sure do, and they make the law.

    • Helping Tru  •  Nov 5, 2017 at 12:31 am

      Your blanket statement —-In addition, sexual molestation and rape are about power, not about sex. —- is nonsense. Many times it is about sex. People do these things for different reasons. You don't know as much as you think you know.

      • Tru  •  Nov 9, 2017 at 3:20 pm

        Geez, I hope you're not in a relationship with someone cares about you. Confusing rape and sexual abuse with the intimacies of true love is something I wouldn't advertise.

    • Jeff  •  Nov 17, 2017 at 4:13 pm

      Tru, catch-phrases like "rape is not about sex, it's about power" is just a catch-phrase. If the rapist was not sexually aroused the rape wouldn't happen. Let's not allow ourselves to be distracted and not see the real problem: Lack of decency, absolute selfishness, and lack of self-control.

  3. Ty  •  Nov 2, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Male sexuality and behavior is obviously different from women. This is a blindspot for many on the left because there is a deep fear and confusion that IF we are unequal or not "the same" in some fundamental ways, that implies we are not equal as human beings and deserving of the same protections and treatments.

    I think this fear is overblown, but it's a bigger problem on the left.

    • Fungah!  •  Nov 7, 2017 at 2:48 am

      Well said Ty.

      • Rizzo  •  Nov 7, 2017 at 10:32 am

        What about Bruce Jenner, aka Caitlyn? Where does it come down in terms of sexuality and "obvious" differences in sexual behaviors?

    • Nani Tavares  •  Nov 7, 2017 at 4:36 pm

      But Ty, the Left BEGINS with the idea that we are NOT equal and society must equalize people born inadequate, disabled, intellectually deficient, gender and racial disadvantaged.

    • Tru  •  Nov 9, 2017 at 3:42 pm

      Ty, perhaps you could do a little more mansplaining about what everybody on the left thinks about sex.

      • Tru  •  Nov 9, 2017 at 4:32 pm

        Ty wrote "I think this fear is overblown, but it's a bigger problem on the left."

        Lie Judge Roy Moore?

  4. James Brice  •  Nov 3, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    Men and women and children enjoy equality of ethical and moral worth but different in needs, strengths, abilities, impulses and motivation, and circumstances and prospects. These differences dictate different treatment to fulfill their equality of ethical worth. I am sure a philosopher can put this more precisely and correctly. And so, for example, the idea of biological men opting to be women and getting to compete with women in karate violates the idea of equality of worth. It confuses this ethical equality with physical capability, which is not the same. A skilled woman martial arts fighter could easily defeat untrained, weak men, but not well trained, bigger, stronger men. For that reason men and women, although ethically equal are not physically equal. These are two different domains with different standards. Obviously.

  5. John Iver Mulak  •  Nov 3, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    I agree with Medved. I have had a college professor argue with me, that all the differences (socially, emotionally) between men and women are programmed by society. Isn't that what Michael is highlighting here?
    I really do want to understand this idea of it being 'power' that motivates men to sexually abuse but I find it hard. I believe that it is the male sex drive that prompts it. If power it is involved it is because strength or position enables men to do it or get away with it. But power itself is not the reason for sexual abuse. Really, that seems like such a construed idea.
    A great majority of men, even powerful ones, control their sexual inclinations because of religious, social and ethical norms. The idea that there is an appropriate place, and an appropriate person, to express your sexuality with (your wife of course 🙂 is one thing that helps men channel their sexual energy and constrain themselves.
    And shame on men, including myself, if we don't restrain ourselves! It is good that all of this comes out if we can have a constructive dialogue and work against this phenomena. It seems divisive, however, to attribute sexual abuse to attempts of dominance or power.

    • Tru  •  Nov 9, 2017 at 3:43 pm

      When's the last time you read or heard about the guy who works in the mailroom assaulting his female CEO?

  6. John Doba  •  Nov 4, 2017 at 6:16 am

    Weinstein is a randy ogre, no doubt—but if a Hollywood producer invites you to his hotel room to discuss scripts—perhaps prudence and a gentle "no thanks" would recommend themselves? He had power, and women wanted a piece of it: the ancient dynamic. Importuning advances are now assault? No—it becomes assault if it's continued despite refusal.

    Feminism is systematically destroying and emasculating men, and making life joyless: sign this form, a pre-flirting indemnification…maybe women who like men should have some copies on hand, to hand out…Don't ask women out for a date, you'll get sued, or fired…and if you do, for god's sake don't flirt, or god forbid mention sex or the erotic—you'll be drawn and quartered…Weinstein was gross, but on the harm scale this strikes me as pretty ludicrous, and really just the further filiation of the irresistible anti-human impulses of the feminist Left. But I'll admit, it is rich to see the Left eating its own: his power was down, so he became open for useful public sacrifice. When Democrats expose Bubba's serial depredations and Lolita Express jaunts, and Ted Kennedy is defenestrated rhetorically, at last, then will I believe they have real reform agendas; until then, this is offering up Weinstein as a sop: his overall utility is down, so let's sac him to generate some copy, and rile up the feminist wing of the base.

    Weinstein was gross, and it couldn't happen to a nicer guy; but the joyless animus of the feminist Left has to be called out, too.

    • Fungah!  •  Nov 7, 2017 at 3:06 am

      I did find the list of victims and timing a bit incredulous. None of these Hollywood female elites had the fortitude or sense to call this guy out for his assaults. Perhaps women do need men to protect them after all…

      It seems this guy would have to have developed a pretty bad reputation with the ladies. Either he's supernaturally gifted at cohersion and mind control or there was some trading going on here. It sounds like the man was a pig who leveraged his position to proposition women, but how much of this outcry is a feeding frenzy brought on by shame for agreeing to heavy handed indecent proposals.

      Something doesn't add up here.

      • Tru  •  Nov 9, 2017 at 3:46 pm

        This about men who use sexual assault not as a form of affection or romance, but because they get sexual satisfaction from seeing their victim as powerless, humiliated, frightened, and demeaned.

  7. Nani Tavares  •  Nov 4, 2017 at 8:06 am

    Did anyone notice that the three pillars of liberal indoctrination is being torn down? First came the “fake” media, now sexist Hollywood. I can hardly wait to see what is going to happen to Academia.

    • Tru  •  Nov 9, 2017 at 3:47 pm

      Perhaps you'll get lucky and education will be criminalized.

      • Rizzo  •  Nov 13, 2017 at 4:46 pm

        Perhaps we will ALL get lucky and they will criminalize MISEDUCATION… the very propaganda you have been victimized by

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