It seems that false sexual allegations by women have been a fact of life since the origin of Humanity.

In the first book of the Bible, Genesis 39:1 we can read about how Joseph became a servant in the house of Potiphar, an Epyptian Captain of The Guard, who was also a traveling businessman.  While away on business, Potiphar’s wife kept trying to seduce Joseph, who was a good and Godly man.

On one such encounter, Potiphar’s wife didn’t take, “No!”, for an answer, and when Joseph pulled away from her, she tore his garment off and used it as evidence against Joseph, claiming that he had sexually assaulted her and that she had defended her, uh, virtue.

Joseph was thrown into prison for a time as a result.

Of course, not all women make false accusations of sexual harassment and sexual battery, but too many women do, and that makes all such accusations subject to more scrutiny than might be brought to bear in cases of other kinds of bad behavior.

Here are some interesting facts:

1:  More married couples originally met at work than from any chance encounter in a bar or dance hall, and;

2:  Studies on sexual harassment in the workplace found that if an attractive man committed sexual harassment against a female employee, it was far less likely to result in a complaint than if the man was an ugly, farting toad.


I once had a situation where I had to make the choice between two female employees and let one go.  I naturally chose the employee who was the most efficient and productive, and the other one, with zero evidence to back her, chose to accuse me of sexual harassment.  She was merely angry at losing her job because the employee I kept was hired after her, and chose that convenient route in an attempt to acquire a monetary reward.  She got it!  My employer knew I was innocent, but decided to pay her off in order to avoid bad publicity.

On the other hand, today we have a parade of sexual harassment accusers who appear to be very credible, but brought their stories of workplace abuse forward only after at least one other woman did so.  Those women were stuck between a rock and a hard place because they needed their jobs and were afraid to say anything, even when they knew other women were being similarly abused by the same offender.

If I were still an employer, the only women I’d hire would be fat, ugly and happily married, but nowadays you can also get into trouble for doing that!  It is a no-win environment we now live and work in, and it has become hostile to both men and women who are walking on egg shells worried that some innocent comment will get them fired.  Sad.

My God, you can’t even tell a woman in the workplace how nice she looks anymore — unless you’re an attractive man, or at least attractive to her.  If you’re a toad, your liable to get a complaint for simply looking at another female employee without saying a single word.

I am so glad I’ve been self-employed for 38 years, and the only person I work with is my wife.  But I met my wife while employed with an insurance company, and on December 10th we’ll have been married 39 years.  Did I ask my future wife out at work?  Yep!  Did we have sex?  Yep, lots of it.  The simple truth is that when men and women work together, they tend to play together, so unless we start segregating men and women from each other in the workplace, I don’t see any way to limit, let alone eliminate charges of sexual harassment, because sexual harassment is entirely subjective to the eye of the harassed, and whether it results in a complaint largely depends on how attractive the harasser is and how receptive the harassed is.

Carl F. Worden

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