SHI: 2- I think I’m more pro-feminism in Identity Politics mold. Robert’s more of a pro-masculinist I believe, which is fine. My Dad is like that and many others. I think it’s a generation thing.
For example, I support #MeToo although it’s slightly hypocritical of me, as I have violated many women while accosting them for sex. Why do I do it? I think a lot of powerful men exploit women, which I find very disturbing. The world is already masculinist (maybe California isn’t). I like to cede some more political and social space to women.
Essentially, if you’re a broke man and making a move on a hot woman, I would look the other way. I’ll even buy you a beer later because I admire your guts.
But if you’re a rich businessman exploiting a prostitute just because you paid for her services, I’ll stand with the prostitute and protect her. And I have done that before. I was in a resort in Goa, and in the next room, a businessman was abusing a female escort. She was begging him to stop and go gentle on her, but he seemed a perverted BDSM freak.
I alerted the hotel staff and knocked on his door telling him to stop what he was doing. He yelled back at me to “mind my own business”. Soon the hotel staff came and opened the door. The girl was half-naked and chained to a window sill. He apparently wanted to use some blunt instruments on her.
Apparently the businessman had paid a lot of money for that suite, and he was shameless enough to scream at the hotel manager that he would “complain” and whatever he was doing to the poor girl was “consensual”. After they unchained her, she immediately ran towards me, and I hugged her.
Of course he wasn’t arrested or anything. That hotel was well-known for attracting perverted guests like him. At least that girl left. She even refused to take money, but I convinced her that she needs to take the money, as she deserved it for harassment.
I also asked her to file a police complaint. The businessman just laughed: he was on good terms with the corrupt cops and knew a prostitute never stood a chance with her.
I saw how vulnerable the poor girl really was. She immediately bolted and left. Unfortunately, she has to be back on the streets someday and will meet more such sadist clients.
This is an extreme example but good way to highlight that #MeToo is justified in many such instances where powerful men exploit girls.
I actually support the girl in this case, so maybe Shi and I are not different at all. I even support the notion of sexual harassment. I just think the new definition of it is insane. The official US government definition is reasonable: Sexual harassment that is so severe, persistent, and repeated that the person is unable to function at work or school.
I absolutely support a notion of sexual harassment along those lines! Not to mention I support the notion of quid pro quo sexual harassment.
It’s just that the #metoo psychos have taken this to mean “any unwanted sexual advance is sexual harassment.” I’m sorry but that’s completely insane! No it isn’t! See those words “severe”, “persistent”, and “repeated”? Sexual harassment is when she communicates to the guy to knock it off and he keeps on keeping on. It’s fine to go after chumps like this for sexual harassment in my book.
But other than that, I agree with the French actress Katharine Deneuve: “Men have a right to hit on women.” Damn right we do. My own mother objected to that comment, so you can see how deep this feminist insanity goes.