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Child abuse is a sin.
Sexual abuse is a sin.
Sexual harassment is a sin.
Racism, and white supremacy, is a sin.
Jesus asks us to welcome the stranger.
Jesus asks us to love the poor.
There are indeed two sides to these issues:
Good and evil.”
Having to turn down new opportunites instead of working with a harasser.
Losses in productivity.
Getting fired for reporting toxic behavior.
Choosing to quit altogether.”
Everyone is taught about consent in some limited way, but for men it's usually as a hurdle to be cleared. A checkpoint for attaining something even in relatively less-bad settings, the framing is always 'no means no.' Consent is still framed as a burden, so like the whole masculinity-industrial complex is built on getting over or around that hurdle. Men dream of power, because every single social cue deludes us into thinking that power lowers the bar.
See Trump's "when you're rich" comments, and when men attain that power, whether it be through age, marriage, workplace seniority, wealth, or status in the industry, we often behave accordingly. We expect that the bar of consent is now lower.that's where the "she's playing hard to get" stuff comes into play too.
We're taught that (mostly) displays of power can further lower the bar, it's not just the Weinsteins. It's how we indoctrinate boys and young men. All the idolization of "pickup artists," the Playboy fantasies, the aspiration to attain women as currency.
We don't teach them the sex-positive meaning of consent, as a joyful, fluid rational entrance into an enriching relationship. We don't teach them 'yes means yes,' and that sex isn't a dominion or a reward for power, but an ultimate expression of agency.”
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