Friday, August 22, 2014

Phallic Friday - sexual favours

There's an interesting article about a venture capitalist asking would-be clients for sex before agreeing to their funding/start up. You can read it here. Interestingly enough, his defence is that his email was hacked.

This type of thing has been around for years and it is great to see women standing up and saying "no". I presume it happens in reverse as well, with women propositioning men, but more often than not, it's the men doing the suggesting...and often they're older men picking on (up) young attractive women.

It's a form of prostitution, and if the women are happy, there's nothing wrong with it.

It's when the person being propositioned feels that it's a power play, or that they have no choice, that's when it's wrong. That's when you are entitled to say "no" and to call the person on their action. But that takes guts. Lots of guts because it may mean your dream is squashed, your character is brought into question, and your privacy is negligible.

So a huge cheer to those who are strong enough to say "no" when they're not comfortable. I hope one day we'll live in a world where everyone can respect another's choice and strong-arm tactics aren't the way rich and powerful get their way.

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