Cutter wrote on Jul 4, 2020, 18:42:
jdreyer wrote on Jul 4, 2020, 17:31:
Drayth wrote on Jul 4, 2020, 16:32:
Cutter wrote on Jul 4, 2020, 15:47:
The slippery slope of this sort of mob justice will very quickly lead to "re-education" camps and firing squads
Dude, exactly. I read this and I was like tomorrow's article is sure to be Ubisoft Announces Internal HR Gulag, Re-Educational Firing Squad Center for Bad Tweets - Other Company's Consider Adopting. Watch out you don't get microchipped, comrade!
While I do think leaning too far to the left as well as too far to the right is not good, I don't think we're quite there ^ yet.
You work for The Onion, don't you...
I know you're teasing but this is serious. They even had an Op-ed in the NYT about this today. As much as the left loves reviling the right for fascism they're the ones that are actually rolling it out. What started as a 'well intentioned' PC movement years ago has ballooned into an almost Orwellian nightmare at this point...and it's getting worse by the day.
I guess you're right, this woman should have been able to totally get over this kind of unprompted joke from a potential hiring manager like Chris Avellone
"You may have to listen very hard while your hands dig into the sides of my head and force me deep into your pussy," he wrote. "Or we could just talk, too,"
Seriously, she just needs to relax and take a chill pill. It was a joke!!1Do I need a /s here? I feel like there are some people that might miss the dripping sarcasm.
I chatted with an old pal of mine still in corporate recently and he says it's a minefield that has everyone stressed to the point of quitting. Make the slightest off color remark or joke, even inadvertently, and you're given your walking papers and frogmarched out of the building. Good luck getting another job after something like that. Is that the sort of "equal" society you want to live in? A place you're made a public example of for not engaging in the groupthink? Where it's against the law for anyone to be offended or inconvenienced even in the slightest degree? Because that's where it's all going.
I'm going to quote Beamer's made up quote of this kind of thinking here, because it was so spot on
"You could slap your secretary on the ass and she'd find it funny! These days, when you tell a woman that she's gained too much weight for you to date but you'd certainly give her a roll in the hay, she gets offended. When you tell a black man that your grandpappy used to own people like him, he gets angry. Why can't we go back to the good old days when white men could say and do whatever they wanted and everyone else had to laugh or else? We need to go back to that! Make America Great Again. For white people to not have to be polite or respectful, yet everyone else needs to towards us!"
Sounds like your friend's corporation might be the next one in the news. I work for a 1400 person corporation including a 300+ IT department with billions in revenue annually. No one is talking about this at all. Why? Because our workforce is about half women, and we have strong policies in place against harassment, and there's zero tolerance for any kind of BS. In short, it's an excellent place to work and one of the most sought after companies in the state.
It wasn't that long ago liberals were castigating the Taliban for tearing down stuff they didn't agree with and now liberals are doing the exact same thing.
Apples and oranges. The Taliban were blowing up World Heritage sites. I'll agree with you as soon as someone's misogynistic comments makes the World Heritage registry.
I'm not against removing things that may offend you where you live but last I checked it's supposed to be a democracy where people decide these things by consensus and not mob rule.
The majority has spoken overwhelmingly: sexual harassment in the workplace is intolerable. Was that ever in question?
Even most of the centrists here are constantly attacked by the moonbats around here for not falling into line with that sort of left-wing extremism. That anyone who doesn't agree entirely with what they say is obviously a goose-stepping Nazi. To me that sort of mentality represents a real danger, not something to make lite of. It's zero different from the right-wing loonies who think that every one who doesn't agree with them is some godless pinko commie traitor. Drayth is absolutely correct in his assertion, we're not there yet but we're well on our way.
Please link to an example of where that has happened. Also, I'm sure you realized that you realize that Drayth was using hyperbole to mock your assertions.
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