I was sexually harassed..once real bad at work by a manager..he made me loath my job..but I needed money. I lived hand to mouth and to quit a job with nothing to go to immediately would mean for me to be without food.
This is exactly why sexual harassment laws exist. There are times when it just is not possible to quit and walk away from a sorely needed paycheck. Granted, with Mackris, we’re talking bigger salary, but as is the case with many (most?) people, she lived up to and just beyond her means ($100K in debt with a ~$90K/yr salary). Just because she made a decent salary doesn’t mean she could do without a job entirely.
This woman is not a human being.
Now that statement is just wrong on so many levels, I wouldn't know where to begin. Shame on you.
If some people here were to read the transcripts
in their entirety, they would be able to see that the unwanted attention was why she left the station in the first place. As is often the case with many, she hated her new job (plus she wanted more money) and negotiated a return to Fox…part of which was that Mr. O’Reilly keep it businesslike and not continue the sex talk. OK, so she’s a greedy, career ladder climbing opportunist. That still does not justify the harassment.
And since O’Reilly is settling, it makes you wonder why he doesn’t want to pursue his suit. If he is so pure and innocent, why didn’t he fight it? He’s the kind of person I would think would be just dying to get all outraged and defend himself in public against “spurious attacks from [insert misogynistic description here]”
QUOTE(doomed planet )
Women are much more savvy then men, more conniving and more vindictive - that's reality.
It must be awful to hate your own gender so much.
I cannot, for the life of me, understand anyone's defense of this woman.
I have only defended the sexual harassment complaint, not her income or spending habits. Are we to cherry pick who is protected by law by income? Just because she is greedy and opportunistic, she does not have to accept being victimized in the workplace. I don’t give a damn if she makes a million a year – sexual harassment is WRONG
. This kind of mentality is why rape victims do not speak up. “Oh, she wore slutty clothes; she must have been asking for it.” “He’s rich, she’s just after his money.” C’mon.
Have either of you ever been sexually harassed? I have, and luckily I’m pretty tough. BUT it still is damned uncomfortable. This was in the days before sexual harassment laws existed, but my first experience with sexual harassment was as a 16-year old virgin-when my 40-something boss at the snack bar I worked in repeatedly felt me up and made sexual comments to me. I felt constantly threatened, but I was very naive and scared spitless. I quit after one evening when I was waiting for my dad to pick me up and the manager was cruising the parking lot trying to convince me to let him take me home. Later, I went to work for a large aerospace company (translation: big ol' boys club). You try getting an engineer to quit putting his hand on your butt or talking to your boobs, or “accidentally” brushing them with a hand, or trying to get you to come to Amsterdam with him to sex clubs, or cornering you in an elevator, or get a manager not to plant a sloppy kiss on you on St. Patrick’s Day. All of these things happened to me and they weren’t all the same guy. And no, before you ask, I did not invite the attention. I was 23 or so and these guys were in their 50's and 60's. Ew. Sexual harassment laws were created so that women didn’t HAVE
to put up with this kind of behavior. So the laws been perverted by some unscrupulous women (and men, too), as many laws are (complaining about jokes, etc.), so WHAT
? That doesn’t make it a bad law, and it doesn't mean only people with certain incomes are covered by the law. These days if someone pulled the kind of stunts on me that I experienced in my teens and 20's, I'd be in the courts in a heartbeat, and that SOB would be the one looking for a job, not me.