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A few weeks ago here in Belgium, this stuff about sexual harassment suddenly became huge because a very popular actor and show host was accused & fired. The internet and the media went crazy, there were very heavy discussions about it (a lot of people are saying that the accusers are lying).

Sexual harassment is a difficult subject, since there's often no evidence of it. I assume that the vast majority of accusations against harassers is real, but it's also not unlikely that some of them are lying or exaggerating, especially now with this #metoo trend.



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Out of all of the ones that got busted, Louis is the one I'm going to miss. My reaction was like:'Well, shit. :('



Every year is the year of sexual harassment. This might have brought more to light than before, but it will continue as there are still people who have a dominant power over others and the less powerful will feel compelled to allow it.



sethnintendo said:

So I could list a bunch of people that have been busted recently which I may end up doing in the op but I just wanted to say what the fuck is going on.  I suppose people let shit go to their head and believe they can behave however they want to because of power.  So how some of the "mighty" have fallen.  Louis CK movie was cancelled straight up and his career pretty much finished.  Apparently there was a masturbation scene in the movie which would have made it pretty weird to see after recent revelations.  I never really liked him too much anyways considering I'm more of a Ron White or Dave Chappelle type of humor. 

Anyways, let's all keep our sexual encounters consensual!

Your post prompted me to look into his situation a bit more. I didn't even realize how fucked he is. It seems that everybody that was associated with him has cut professional ties. Netflix, HBO, the FX network, the distributor of his film, which does seem to be canceled, various celebs, his management team. I assume "I Love You Daddy" will see the light of day in some form, at some point.



Chinese food for breakfast

 

Can't believe Stallone has been added to the list. He allegedly raped and threatened to beat the girl.


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/sylvester-stallone-sexual-assault-allegations-claims-teenage-girl-bodyguard-latest-a8059641.html



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whenever you have people interacting freely in a sexual manor towards each other, someone is often going to make some type of mistake, since no one is perfect, its not something that is ever going to go away in a free society

the problem is further compounded by the innate tendency most women have to admire and be attracted to men with power, who generally are going to tend to be dominant and likely to push boundaries than the average man ( since that is what drives success in a competitive environment )



o_O.Q said:
whenever you have people interacting freely in a sexual manor towards each other, someone is often going to make some type of mistake, since no one is perfect, its not something that is ever going to go away in a free society

the problem is further compounded by the innate tendency most women have to admire and be attracted to men with power, who generally are going to tend to be dominant and likely to push boundaries than the average man ( since that is what drives success in a competitive environment )

Ah yeah, blame it on the women for being sexually assaulted.



It's always been a problem. People are just sick of it now.

What's more sickening is Terry Crew's story. Why was he told to laugh it off just because he's a man? Hope every fucker caught along with this has their lives ruined.



sethnintendo said:

Anyways, let's all keep our sexual encounters consensual!

Nah, I don't even wait.
When you're rich, they let you get away with anything. (And for the times they don't, I have a lot of money and lawyers.)



VGPolyglot said:
o_O.Q said:
whenever you have people interacting freely in a sexual manor towards each other, someone is often going to make some type of mistake, since no one is perfect, its not something that is ever going to go away in a free society

the problem is further compounded by the innate tendency most women have to admire and be attracted to men with power, who generally are going to tend to be dominant and likely to push boundaries than the average man ( since that is what drives success in a competitive environment )

Ah yeah, blame it on the women for being sexually assaulted.

 

going around ascribing blame for bad events that happen over attempting to come up with a viable solution is the domain of a fool

 

to find a viable solution for a problem you need to take note of all of the factors that cause that problem, furthermore men and women aren't two entirely separate entities that have no connection or impact on the other

 

men influence the behavior of women in some ways and women influence male behavior in some ways

 

i don't think men would try as hard as they can to be successful and respected if there wasn't an understanding that women desire men like that... and as we see across just about all domains of competency, men compete and women generally go for the men that reach the top at much higher rates than those at the lower levels

 

i mean everyone understands this, are you really trying to deny reality? then you have to ask yourself, what type of man is generally likely to reach the top of a hierarchy?

 

but of course i already understand your solution to these issues - which is just to wipe out all hierarchies and keep everyone stuck at one level as some homogeneous blob where people are not allowed to manifest their individuality and i personally can't think of a worse fate for mankind on both an individual level and a group level

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