I just saw the horrible moment at today’s White House presser when a bulky male journalist elbowed a young female staffer because she was trying to do her job and pass the mic to somebody else. He physically swatted her away like an annoying fly.
To me, this is what workplace harassment looks like. The male journalist used the fact that he’s male, which makes him physically stronger, to shove a slender woman out of the way physically. He also used the fact that he is an important, older, known journalist and she’s a nameless, faceless worker nobody gives a crap about.
And so what, cue the brave resisters, the me-tooers, the anti-sexists, the pussy-hatters? Nope. I read a bunch of ultra-super-duper-progressive sources on this presser and. . . in every single one the male journalist is the victim and the female staffer is erased completely.
We’ve been promised that after we collectively weep about the fake dramas of filthy rich movie stars, the compassion for the victims of harassment who are neither rich nor famous will somehow trickle down and we will all benefit. I’m still waiting for the trickle but it seems that they are pissing on our heads instead.