In Light of the Weinstein Situation, Let’s Re-Visit Mike Pence’s Rule About Meeting With Women Alone

Go read Heather Graham’s piece at Variety first. Here’s the key part.

The question — and this is not an excuse — is what defines sexual harassment in the workplace? He didn’t explicitly offer a trade — sex for work — even though I knew that was what he was implying. And I hadn’t gone to his hotel. I know this is an inner dialogue many women have — it’s part of what’s holding so many of us back from sharing our stories. We don’t want to be attacked for reading into something that may or may not have been there. We don’t want to be looked at as weak for not being able to handle ourselves in a business run by men. We don’t want to lose work by being defined as a Difficult Woman. We don’t want to be the first or only voice in the room.

For those keeping score at home, Mike Pence could never be accused of wanting to have sex with someone other than his wife in these sorts of situations because he avoids putting himself and the other person into these situations.

The very same leftwing activists and Hollywood stars now running away from Harvey Weinstein were assailing Mike Pence for having a rule of not dining alone or taking meetings alone with women. It puts them in unfair and inferior positions. Nevermind that there is zero proof of this. In fact, there is ample evidence that Pence routinely promoted women in his office into positions of power and also that, though the media fixated on his rule with women, he never went out to dinner with the guys in his office either.

The media and the left savaged Mike Pence for his principled stand, but they will never run stories about Mike Pence sexually harassing women. They’ll never run stories about women unsure whether Pence was propositioning them or if they were reading too much into something. And Mike Pence’s wife, who is the most important person in Pence’s life, will never have to worry about his fidelity.

Meanwhile, Harvey Weinstein is supposedly off to sex rehab clinic. The man who joined the Women’s March and pretended to be the feminist and was lauded by all the people savaging Mike Pence turned out to be the monster they projected onto Mike Pence.

Remember that.

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