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These guys should’ve applied the Pence rule.

Always make sure there are either cameras or plenty of witnesses.

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These guys should’ve applied the Pence rule.

Always make sure there are either cameras or plenty of witnesses.

Right-wingers: We love freedom and absence of big government oversight.

Also right-wingers: Society should be sexually segregated and also the government should film everyone at every moment of every day.

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Also right-wingers: Society should be sexually segregated and also the government should film everyone at every moment of every day.

The Pence rule is an individual choice and requires no government intervention.

It merely states that men should avoid private interactions with women who are not their wives.

The Pence rule protects men and women and puts an end to this endless Metoo debacle.

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The Pence rule is an individual choice and requires no government intervention.

I see. So, you personally want people to be filming you every moment of every day? am I understanding that right?

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The Pence rule protects men and women and puts an end to this endless Metoo debacle.

How sensitive on international women’s day.

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If you’re so scared of being accused of sexual harassment that you refuse to meet women without witnesses, you have larger unaddressed issues.

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@GdTokyo

in this day & age, anything said to a woman can be twisted.

A simple compliment, such as ‘you look lovely’, or ‘that’s a nice dress’ can be misconstrued as sexual harassment.

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We love freedom and absence of big government oversight.

Nope. That’s liberalism. You’re so far left—off the cliff— that you think classical liberalism is the far right. Sheesh!

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If you’re so scared of being accused of sexual harassment that you refuse to meet women without witnesses, you have larger unaddressed issues.

It’s scary because we have seen people like Thomas and Kavanaugh drug through the mud without due process. This is particularly true for individuals that go against the prevailing culture. It’s a self defense mechanism that has the side effect of making it much less likely that human weaknesses will cause problems in the workplace and in social situations. It’s hard to understand how Progressives have a problem with the Pence Rule. Why is it a negative for conservatives to make an effort to be respectful of women? If Cuomo and Clinton followed the Pence Rule wouldn’t the sexually harassed women be better off today?

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The ‘Pence rule’ is discrimination and I challenge anyone here advocating it that they don’t follow it more than a fraction of the time. Which hardly makes it a rule.

Just hot air and baiting as usual.

If you find yourself with a woman doctor or taxi driver and walk out to follow your ‘rule’ then you are seriously a complete idiot.

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A simple compliment, such as ‘you look lovely’, or ‘that’s a nice dress’ can be misconstrued as sexual harassment.

This is literally the exact opposite of every sexual harassment course I have taken in the last 30 years.

“I like your outfit/That’s a nice outfit.” Absolutely not.

”You should show more skin/I can see you’re on the prowl/Va-va-va-boom!” Yep.

A compliment is not sexual harassment.

Sexual harassment is a comment that creates a hostile work environment based on gender, sexual-orientation or appearance.

Thomas talked about porn in the office place and freely referenced public hair. That’s sexual harassment.

Bret had a pattern of forcing himself on women when drunk from High School through Law School. That’s not harassment. That’s serial predatory behavior.

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It’s scary because we have seen people like Thomas and Kavanaugh drug through the mud without due process.

Just like Cuomo and Biden, correct?

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A compliment is not sexual harassment. 

It is if the compliment is unwanted.

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It is if the compliment is unwanted.

You clearly misunderstand what “compliment” means even after having been shown examples.

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Nope. That’s liberalism. You’re so far left—off the cliff— that you think classical liberalism is the far right. Sheesh!

I see. It's just that that's the rhetoric you guys often use. Well, you have admitted before that you are far-right, please tell me what you believe.

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