A few years ago, there was a regular visitor to my workplace, a VIP kind of a guy. I never did understand his presence in our workplace. He expected people to stop what they were doing and cater to him. He often exhibited many strange behaviors. If you complained about him to your supervisor you’d get some really odd responses. Odd responses from people that considered themselves very openminded.
I generally found the guy disruptive and an asshole. One of my odd experiences with him was him entering my “office”, and me finding him there, looking at information that was supposed to be kept confidential. I complained, and was essentially gaslighted by my supervisor. I must have misunderstood, he’d entered the office by mistake, he wasn’t trying to look at confidential information.
He kept being an asshole and no on stopped him. Fast forward a few years and he is asking others how he can take pictures of female employees with his phone. He makes lewd remarks loud enough for others to hear. He calls female employees vile names. Not too long after that he is finally banned from our workplace.
When others complained about his behavior they would be told they were taking things too personally. Administrators don’t seem to care. I live in a place that calls itself progressive. People voted for Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
While I’d never been the target of the VIP guys lewd comments, the whole experience makes me feel dirty. Especially the administration’s long term attitude of gaslighting the individuals who had complained about his behaviors. The two people I directly complained to about him were women. Go figure.
Fast forward to this Harvey Weinstein business. It all strangely reminds me of old VIP guy. People know about his behaviors and don’t challenge him.
Now that famous people are coming forward to denounce Harvey Weinstein, something seems to stink to me. Surely many people knew about his behaviors before, but chose to deal with the devil anyway. People are anxiously waiting for Hillary Clinton and the Obamas to denounce him, as if they believe these individuals care about the Harvey Weinstein’s behaviors. Hillary and the Obamas took money from him, they made their deal with the devil. I have yet to hear if they will return contributions given to them from Weinstein, like other individuals have done.
People give opinions about Harvey Weinstein, but sort of jump around the Clinton issue. They might denounce Trump and rightly so.
Those who jump around the Clinton issue, I find strange. It is no good for Harvey Weinstein to be a sexual predator, but we totally avoid the fact that Bill Clinton was also a predator…this I cannot understand. Especially when so called feminists can’t put Bill in this camp along with the Donald and Harvey. It makes me sick.
I voted for Jill Stein in 2016. November of 2016 was as close as I ever came to wanting to move to Canada, not that it would necessarily be a better place. I hope in 2020 we can find some worthy candidates free of baggage.