In a (highly) misguided attempt to include yet another sympathetic male perspective into our cultural dialogue of sexual assault accusations in the workplace, CBS Los Angeles printed an article that’s being lambasted on Twitter.
In it, they attempted to bring to light men’s fear over proper workplace etiquette, for those incompetent employees who are unable to see the difference between sexual assault and simple social niceties. (When did the world become so complicated?)
Steve Wyard, who is basically the only person quoted in the article (who is described only as a "veteran sales associate for a Los Angeles company") expressed his perplexity.wondered, “have we gotten to the point now where men can’t say, ‘That’s a nice dress’ or ‘Did you do something with your hair? The potential problem is you can’t even feel safe saying, ‘Good morning’ anymore."
Wow, Steve. You best check yourself.
The article continued on, as the author resumed digging their own grave at breakneck speed with a high-caliber jackhammer.
The fact that he's "gentle-natured" isn't relevant here.Wyard, who blunders more and more wildly with each quote (who wrote this thing?!) provides a brilliant solution to the fraught confusion of workplace etiquette. “Just treat everybody the way you’d want them to treat your sister."
Not that your sister isn't probably great (and might be Beyoncé).in a piece for Vulture:
Only a sociopath needs a daughter — or a sister, a girlfriend, a wife, or even just a lady standing in front of him at Starbucks — to make him queasy enough at the thought of a sexual predator in his industry to do something about it.
Twitter, in the usual fashion, kicked up a high-powered shitstorm.
@CBSLA https://t.co/EWv2JFYFkN— Rollo Tomassi (@Rollo Tomassi)1512486844.0
Even Chance the Rapper got involved.
One user drew a harsh and acerbic observation of the absurdity of comparing a hug to the Weinstein scandal.Weinstein, who the author equates with your creepy coworker sitting two cubicles away, is now being accused of RACKETEERING. Because he hired a goddamn Third Reich of OPERATIVES, linked to one another "through corporate ties, contractual relationships, financial ties, and the continuing coordination of their activities."
Sorry, Todd by the water cooler, unless you're a mastermind con artist with sociopathic sexual tendencies, your hand brush with Karen as you reach for the same coffee cup (*blush*) ain't on par.
But if you need a diagram, as you and Steve clearly do, it is provided (for free) below.
@chancetherapper https://t.co/eRgrWzyub8— alexa 𓃹 (@alexa 𓃹)1512492251.0