- Apr 10, 2020
A good start is not to be the employer (or prospective employer) of the person you're having sex with.Silentpony said:But at that point how does anyone anywhere has safe, consensual sex?Johnny Novgorod said:No bias. An employer has power over an employee, and a relationship or sexual liaison is inherently unequal. Even if it it's technically legal and consensual there may be an element of pressure, manipulation and coercion involved.Darth Rosenberg said:Is your bias personal or political? Just curious...Johnny Novgorod said:
No, to say they are the "same sins" is dangerously--- well, I'll be polite and say 'daft'. Care to quote sources - mountains of 'em - of sexual abuse, 'misdemeanors', bullying, and, oh yeah, rape against Whedon? One seems to have broken the law multiple times over decades - the other hasn't, as far as I've heard, broken a single law.
I've not looked at the Joss story for weeks, so I could've missed major revelations, but last I heard we had no first hand accounts from anyone but his wife. As unethical as Joss's actions sound/seem to have been, there's nothing against what could've easily been consensual workplace relationships.
Maybe if it really is more okay to speak out against abusive patriarchy we'll see some accusers of Joss's come forward, but until then, no, they're not remotely the "same sins" of Weinstein.
Come to think of it, why can't Weinstein withdraw his consent?