A recent report (no link, it’s the poxy Guardian) outlines how businessmen are invoking the Pence Rule and are either freezing out women (no un-chaperoned meetings), not hiring women if the job involves close contact (e.g. business travel) or not hiring attractive women (because they cause more trouble than they’re worth).
Of course, the Grauniad claims that men are now “afraid” of women — when of course what’s being revealed here is that men have become cautious of what women could do to them thanks to the (male and female) feministicals in HR and the pro-feminist corporate policies (#BelieveAllWomen) they create.
Which begs the question: what did they think was going to happen?
Did these stupid people think that in the face of unremitting and unbridled hostility towards men, that we were just going to sit and take all the bullshit they were throwing at us without some kind of response?
Did they think we were all college professors, liberal arts students or girlyman journalists?
Here’s one article on the topic which should evoke howls of laughter. Headed “College Students Need To End The Pence Rule Now”, the author makes nonsensical statements like:
The notion that avoiding one-on-one interactions between opposite sexes is the key to fixing sexual violence is absurd. The underlying suggestion is that if a male is never alone with a member of the opposite sex, they never have the opportunity to indulge in such activities. By presenting an image of men being uncontrollable, lustful and power hungry, and women as temptresses, the Pence rule only perpetuates gender roles which help lead to sexual violence in the first place.
What utter bullshit. The Pence Rule actually has very little (if anything) to do with “sexual violence”: it is a precautionary measure that provides equal protection for both men and women in intimate situations, where the man can be prevented from flirting (or more) with the woman, AND where a woman can’t unjustly accuse a man of harassment after the fact. It’s a social prophylactic, in other words, but just like a condom, which makes sex less pleasurable but prevents disease, the Pence Rule guards against the other “diseases” of sexual aggression and unjustified accusation.
If I were a young man attending college right now, I’d break my own rule and have the Pence Rule tattooed on my arm, just to remind me. (And, by the way, I would make a video recording of each and every sexual encounter I engaged in — not for dissemination, but as a defense against post-facto harassment from the woman.)
And by the way, college students can’t end the Pence Rule: only male college students can do that, and they’d be idiots if they did. The fact that the writer of the article is a woman simply invites the male response: “I guess I missed the memo that gives you the right to tell me how to live my life.”
It’s sad that we have to protect ourselves with all these rules, but hey: that’s the world we live in — well, that other people live in; I have no desire to inhabit such a world, ever.
But the minute that #MeToo evolved into #BelieveAllWomen — and the Kavanaugh hearings showed us all exactly what that entails — women lost all moral high ground, and became simply antagonists and adversaries. And if there’s one thing that men are genetically programmed to deal with, it’s an adversary.
Deal with it, ladies. And scolding won’t work, anymore.