Originally Posted by Jim Chu
Unfortunately, your employer will see YOU as the bad guy and fire you, not to mention what the local prosecutor would do.
Then there would be the civil suit.
But my comment was, of course, tongue-in-cheek.
The real bad guy knows that and that's why he does things that that he would have never attempted even 500 years ago.
A study of history shows that 500 years ago, there was plenty of bad behavior to go around. It tended to be somewhat different from today's bad behavior, and the social constraints on behavior were somewhat different from those which exist today, but it's not like people in early 16th century Europe (alas, I'm far more familiar with European history, particularly the social and legal history of western Europe, than I am with what the 16th century was like in most other parts of the world) were notably better behaved than are people in the early 21st century United States. Rather the contrary, in a great many ways.
I wonder... if that fellow came up to me and opened my jacket so he could read the label, and I subtly broke his nose for his rudeness, could I then claim that I'm a lesbian trapped in a man's body, and as such what the guy did was male-on-female violence in the workplace? And my response amounted to my defending myself from what might reasonably have been seen as a possible sexual assault? And for permitting such a workplace environment, my employer should give me a few hundred thousand dollars? How much do you think Lifetime would pay me for the movie rights? Would I be offered a primetime spot at the 2020 Democratic National Convention? You think Yale would invite me to speak at Commencement?