I’m noticing more and more women writing memoirs about their past trysts with their bosses in the name of the #Metoo Movement. They seem to be implying that during the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s it was standard fare for young women to sleep with their boss if you wanted to keep your job. Big lie.
If these gals slept with their boss, they did it to possibly ruin a marriage or be the other woman in the man’s life. There was no influence by a man in power like they are claiming in the name of #Metoo Movement. They just had poor moral values and are trying to rationalize their past bad behavior by slandering a generation of hardworking women as subservient to their bosses. Big lie.
As a former employee in many companies with many bosses from the 60s to the 80s, I’m offended by these type of gals rationalizing their bad behavior. The types that worked for Matt Lauer and never said a thing until the movement began. The types that got ahead in the movie industry on the casting couch but never said a thing until the movement began. I find their silence all those years a symbol of acceptance of what they were involved in.
Most recently the president of CNN having an affair with an employee. She never said a word but profited for years with gifts no doubt and was under no duress during the many years of sleeping with her boss. This metoo movement is another farce made up by the left. These gals knew what they were getting into and willingly went along with it. “No” always meant “no” even in the 60s and 70s unlike what these gals are portraying. I lived it. I know. When one made a suggestive, creepy comment, you’d ignore them. If one touched you, you scream “no” and they wouldn’t try it again. We had a name for the women who went along with it: “homewreckers, gold diggers, or sluts.” But today they want to be known as “victims of a man in power.” Big lie.
You can’t have it both ways. You are either part of women’s liberation or not. You can’t now claim you were held captive by your boss during the women’s liberation movement. For these women to claim they got pushed up against the wall and had to succumb is ridiculous unless they were raped; even then, they should have called the police. It’s very easy to walk away and come back to your job the next morning. If he fires you, you have a lawsuit, especially in today’s legal system. There wasn’t a term for “sexual harassment” in the workplace back in the 70s; but that, notwithstanding, shouldn’t have stopped a gal from complaining to Personnel.
Around 1975, I had a supervisor who kept asking me to coffee and me turning him down. When that didn’t work he sent me on a errand more suited for a secretary; but when I got there, I was surprised to find him there too. I asked, “What are you doing here?”
“I came to help you,” he said with a sheepish grin.
I thought he was weird; but when we rode back on the elevator together, I got a strange feeling that he was trying to get me alone. Since I rebuffed his advances, he started to punish me with secretarial work like collating, proofreading, etc. when I was clearly hired as an Engineering Technician. I finally reported him to his boss, euphemistically calling it “singling me out” over the other guys. Never said anything about his hitting on me. It stopped after that. Point being, we always had recourse not to succumb to a horny boss to keep your job. Those that did; shame on them
No reason for these gals to impugn a whole generation of hardworking girls as subservient to the ways of the times just because of their own weaknesses or amoral behavior. Big lie.