#metoo Now The New Trend

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  1. Cody Fousnaugh

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    However, there is a good and bad side to reporting abuse or anything else.........retribution from the accused.
     
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    It does not matter that laws have changed in this area. For many "good ole boys" the only rules they think count...are their's. So this stuff still goes on and in my opinion probably always will.

    But I didn't put up with it when it happened to me. I told the person involved what they could do with what they said or tried to do...and quit my job that day.
     
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    Hummmm, there were no “good old boys” in So Calif. That is a phrase that isn’t used there.
     
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    I don't care what they call them in So Calif. there are sexual harrassers there and those that do this think the rules are made for everyone else but them. :)
     
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    Well, guess it’s time for me to be done with this topic, since I’ve never personally known a lady that was harassed on the job.
     
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    Well,I have heard it all now... POTUS George Bush Sr. has been accused of sexual harassment,while in his wheelchair!
    SMH...
     
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    I saw that this morning...he did admit to grabbing that woman's a** though but in jest. He's old and maybe some senility going on...not an excuse but I would have let it go if I was that woman.
     
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    Well I don't care how old he is....I know I would not like it if someone just grabbed my butt...that is just not right! And he claimed it was in jest...maybe he could grab his wive's butt in jest...but not someone else's.
     
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    He's 93 years old! He's never had a reputation as a ladies man and has been a good husband as far as I know....who knows what he was thinking.

    I would have let that one pass.
     
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    Well he sure seems to have clear thinking when it comes to what he thinks about Trump, etc. so I do believe he probably knew what he was doing here too...and clearly if he grabbed someone's butt and was able to say he was doing this in jest...he knew what he was doing. However, if he had grabbed my butt I would have told him to keep his hands to himself ... or slapped his face! I wouldn't have made this public headlines.

    Yet I don't think those who are coming forward after being sexually harrassed are wrong in doing so...we each should do what we feel is necessary in these things.
     
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    I agree for the most part Babs but as with all things it can go too far. Sometimes people even make things up to get money.

    I'm sure all of Weinstein victims are legit and he's not the only one that has done this.

    I don't think Trump's access Hollywood video is any worse or better than what Senior Bush did. Some men are like that and although it's not right I don't think it rises to the Weinstein level.
     
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    Oh no, I didn't say I think it rises to the Weinstein level Chrissy. And yes I agree some women will do anything for money, etc. but men who have power are also capable of abusing that power and do.
     
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    Yep and now I think some of these men are trembling in their boots...seems the floodgates have opened.

    Weinstein says it was consensual and I'm sure most of it was but it was because they wanted a job and not because he's so sexy.

    It's that abuse of power that is so wrong.

    I'm not a feminist man hater either but wrong is wrong.
     
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    "Forced Consent" in my opinion.
     
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    True!
     
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    When this phase is over and a new and better code of behaviour is established I wonder what will be next ?
    There are many forms of intimidation both physical and emotional ... if the bully at school who took my lunch money
    is now rich and famous will I be able to claim compensation for the trauma he has caused ?
    Or the dentist who lied when he said 'This won't hurt at all' ...
     
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    I hope common sense prevails.

    That's my answer to everything ...if everyone used it, the world would be better :)
     
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    The difference with Bush...he admitted to his transgression first thing and openly once accused. Was he wrong to do so...yes.
    Its a wonder Barbara didn't wack him up side the head.
     
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    I'm glad he admitted to his trangressions Gloria...but when he did he is making excuses for them along with the apology. And his spokesperson is making excuses for what he did too.
     
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    I will take that ...vs Trump always blaming something or someone else.:p
     
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    I know what you mean. I really would rather have Trump as our President than any of the other ones that ran...but he sure comes down with "foot in mouth" disease quite often. On the other hand we have a bunch of "2 year olds" running our Government and they all get this disease quite often. They all need to be put in "time out" and taught how to "zip their lips up!" :)
     
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    :D:D:p:D:DAgree all the way
     
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    Maybe that was what George HW Bush, Sr. was doing....grabbing his 15 seconds of butt. To bad he was grabbing the ones that weren't his.
     
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