Tag Archives: justice

Sexual Politics

A heated Facebook exchange this weekend prompted me to revisit an older post about #MeToo and my own workplace experiences.

I think there’s a big difference between true harassment and unwanted or inappropriate behavior. Viewed through today’s lens, every decades-old compliment, hug or shoulder rub can seem nasty and predatory.  But it may have been no more serious than an ill-advised attempt to flirt, show warmth, or express appreciation.

It’s equally possible that a woman who had a crush on an attractive, charismatic man fantasized or misinterpreted a benign gesture.

So yes, let’s investigate the Bidens, Kavanaughs, and Trumps to see if they actually crossed the line. But let’s not automatically assume that every allegation has merit either.

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Good News Monday: Calling Them Out

As a proud —  dare I say “defiant” — owner of an older iPhone,  I was pleased to read that Apple’s rapacious strategy of planned obsolescence has been noted.

They were fined 25 million euros (£21m, $27m) for deliberately slowing down older iPhone models.  France’s competition and fraud watchdog DGCCRF imposed the fine, saying that consumers were not warned.  I’m hoping other countries follow suit.

To a company that size, I’m sure this is the equivalent of a tiny flea bite. But it does indicate that if you’ve noticed your older model is slowing down for no apparent reason, you’re not going crazy.

Which is always good to know.

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Good News Monday: The Romantic Judge

I loved this news story:

An Irish judge excused a 54-year man from jury duty after he revealed that he was in love for the first time and had planned a weekend getaway with his sweetheart. “Go with my blessing”, said the judge.

How cute is that?!

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