Saturday, September 19, 2015

Joe Biden needs to watch #TheGoodWife Sexual Harassment training video

Joe Biden needs to watch "The Good Wife" sexual harassment training video shown at the end of "Executive Order 13224" episode:

Narrator: Sexuality, it's a significant part of our culture. Depicted in movies, magazines, and TV. But in the work place, sexuality can easily become sexual harassment.
Narrator: When an authority figure becomes involved with a subordinate, is that sexual harassment? Workplace dynamics can ... become upsetting, even hostile....even if the gesture isn't intended to be sexual in nature, it could be misinterpreted as such...but unwelcome sexual contact can also be verbal. Even an intended compliment can create an uncomfortable work environment.  

Compilation of Joe Biden being creepy towards women:

It's not surprising that a Republican paper would criticize Joe, from Byron York's 2/17/15 "Washington Examiner" article "Joe Biden's woman-touching habit"

"Assume that all of Biden's gestures were entirely innocent, just Joe being Joe. Still, in today's society, sexual harassment complaints have been lodged for less. Biden's behavior gives critics plenty of ammunition and puts supporters in a difficult position. Why is that kind of stuff OK when the vice president does it and cringe-making when it's the overly-friendly guy in the office?"

or that a Democrat publication would defend Joe, since as I posted wrt another subject, Dems stick together no matter what:

from Nico Lang's MAR 1, 2015 "Salon" article "John Travolta, Joe Biden and why men touch women’s bodies without asking:Viral videos of the vice president and "Pulp Fiction" star belie our troubling tolerance for sexual harrasment" goes through the trouble of coining a new word "mantouching" in order to avoid having to describe Democrats as sexual harassers:

"Mantouching operates in a similar way. It’s an assertion of one’s masculinity, at the expense of the personal comfort of those around you. When a man touches a woman without asking, he’s doing so because he feels entitled to access to her body. For him, it might feel like a meaningless or friendly gesture. After all, what’s the matter with touching the small of a woman’s back? It’s not like you’re sexually assaulting her."

but it is surprising that a formerly Republican publication coopted by Democrats criticizes Joe. I originally thought article was written by a Clintonista, but the author is a token Republican on their staff: "She has worked on GOP campaigns in four states". Karol Markowicz's Feb. 18, 2015 "Time" article "America Shouldn’t Tolerate ‘Biden Being Biden’" points out the Democrat media hypocrisy and double standards:

"His defenders claim he’s from a different era, the equivalent of the kissing host on Family Feud. Except this isn’t the 1970s and these women aren’t on a game show. Others find the humor in sexual harassment in a way they likely wouldn’t if Joe Biden didn’t have a (D) after his name. NBC’s Capitol Hill Correspondent Kelly O’Donnell joshed Biden was “multi-tasking” when he had his arm wrapped around a teenager while swearing in her mother, Senator Joni Ernst. Biden also told the teen “I hope mom has a big fence around your house.” Today co-host Matt Lauer wise-cracked that this was Biden’s way of “welcoming” the families of the new Senate class. Even PBS found “Biden being Biden” just so adorable."

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