JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: SERIOUS STUPIDITY OVER THE MATTER OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT – AN EFFORT TO CONFLATE VIOLENT CRIMES AND NASTY MISDEMEANORS WITH THE EMPTY CONCEPT OF HATE-CRIME TOSSED IN

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY SALLY KOHN IN THE INDEPENDENT

Misogyny is hatred. Time to start fighting it that way
‘Why sexual harassment should be treated as a hate crime’

A truly dumb piece.

The photo of Weinstein at the top only highlights the author’s light-headedness.

Weinstein, if all the charges are true, is not guilty of sexual harassment.

He is guilty of serious, violent crimes.

Things like rape, forcible confinement, and uttering threats, plus a whole lot else.

The author doesn’t seem to realize that she is effectively minimizing serious crimes, treating violent felonies as unpleasant misdemeanors.

“Hate crime” is a weak and ineffective and poorly-defined term., a mighty poor substitute for charges of violent crime. It is in such cases, a truly irrelevant notion.

And harassment in general, as I understand it, is unpleasant, annoying, and unacceptable, just as any other form of bullying, but it is not violent crime.

And I must say this is the second or third time a piece has appeared in a British paper associating the photo and acts of a violent criminal who belongs in prison with harassment. That blurring is just unacceptable.

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Posted December 12, 2017 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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