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    Question double standards...

    i was wathing TV3's midday programme today. they were discussing
    a news item about a man who complained about his older female boss
    patting his bottom. the female panel giggled and one, a barrister, exclaimed that
    this was political correctness gone mad.

    yesterday, the same barrister motioned that 'sex slavery' must be ended in Ireland
    without delay (immigrant council's recent call). now these two issues
    are separate, but back to the first. if it is wrong for me to pat a women's
    bottom (could lose my job), i have to take issue with same if the shoe
    is on the other foot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by warmcome View Post
    i want to discuss this thread.
    Sure. I am here!

    I completely agree with you, it is double standard.

    If you take as an example a man that goes to a police station and report that he has been a victim of domestic violence/abuse, many times he wont be taken too seriously and he probably will hear some “funny comments” not only from women but from other men whereas if it was a woman, people would tend to believe her version much quicker.

    Probably because women have been the “fragile sex” for such a long time, society doesn’t see men in such a position to be bullied (or taken advantage) by women yet, especially in more "macho" societies.

    I am one of the first to defend women’s rights but in this case I completely understand your indignation (I am sorry if this word is too strong for how you feel )

    For the record, I think patting someone’s bottom in a work place is completely unacceptable from both male or female (unless the parts involved are escorts and clients of course).
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    Quote Originally Posted by warmcome View Post
    if it is wrong for me to pat a women's
    bottom (could lose my job), i have to take issue with same if the shoe
    is on the other foot.
    Oh yes, absolutely agreed. The good news is that the Irish Mens Council is there to defend your right to not have your bottom patted at work so they'll help you pursue your case through the courts etc. if your right to a patted free bottom is violated.

    Oh wait. The Irish Mens Council hasn't been set up yet. Er ..... oh. Anyone know where do I go if my bottom is patted at work ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Banjo View Post
    Oh yes, absolutely agreed. The good news is that the Irish Mens Council is there to defend your right to not have your bottom patted at work so they'll help you pursue your case through the courts etc. if your right to a patted free bottom is violated.

    Oh wait. The Irish Mens Council hasn't been set up yet. Er ..... oh. Anyone know where do I go if my bottom is patted at work ??


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    I am not convinced that the man has a genuine case against his female boss, and I am inclined to agree that this is yet another case of political correctness gone mad.

    The difference lies in years of women being paid less for the same work, and for for limited opportunities for advancement. In this context, patting a female colleague's bottom can be misconstrued in a number of ways that are not true if the roles are reversed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Banjo View Post
    Oh yes, absolutely agreed. The good news is that the Irish Mens Council is there to defend your right to not have your bottom patted at work so they'll help you pursue your case through the courts etc. if your right to a patted free bottom is violated.

    Oh wait. The Irish Mens Council hasn't been set up yet. Er ..... oh. Anyone know where do I go if my bottom is patted at work ??
    You can tell me. However, I am not sure that I could do much, just laugh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin View Post
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    thanks for your learned reply, Jasmin. the annoyance i feel
    was with the way the female panel dismissed it.

    girls pat my bottom in crowded bars sometimes and sometimes
    i see bottoms that i want to pat. it is the double standard that is the issue.
    men and women are no longer equal before the law or society,
    women have become more equal. whats good for the goose...x

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotus View Post
    I am not convinced that the man has a genuine case against his female boss, and I am inclined to agree that this is yet another case of political correctness gone mad.

    The difference lies in years of women being paid less for the same work, and for for limited opportunities for advancement. In this context, patting a female colleague's bottom can be misconstrued in a number of ways that are not true if the roles are reversed.

    Just my two cents worth
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