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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Teaming Up

For John, BLUF"… be wary of unintended consequences."  Nothing to see here; just move along.

From The New York Post, by Mr Kyle Smith, 3 February 2018.

Here is the lede:

Men are scared, and feminists are delighted.  But the urge to call out and punish male sexual transgression is bound to clash with an inescapable truth:  We’re all in this together, men and women.
First off, men acting like cads is wrong.  Women are not out there to be abused.  They are part of a team made up of men and women.  The team does better when everyone is helping everyone else do well.

But, the second point is as important as the first.  Markets are about adapting and when men feel that working too closely with women is dangerous many of them will pull back, making things less efficient and effective.

Here is the second paragraph of the article:

Consider what’s happening in the capital of Florida.  Female staffers and lobbyists have found “many male legislators will no longer meet with them privately,” reported The Miami Herald.  “I had a senator say, ‘I need my aide here in the room because I need a chaperone,’ ” lobbyist Jennifer Green told the paper.  “I said, ‘Senator, why do you need a chaperone? . . . Do you feel uncomfortable around me?’  ‘Well,’ he said, ‘anyone can say anything with the door shut.’ ”
Remember, a year ago, when Veep Mike Pence was being belittled for not meeting alone with women?

We need to cut a deal.  I suspect it starts with men going back to old fashioned politeness, gentlemanly responses to situations.

Women need to not overreach at this moment.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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