Has the other shoe dropped?

National news scene

Moderator: Super Moderators

Post Reply
User avatar
Posts: 6859
Joined: 03-12-2008 05:44 AM

Has the other shoe dropped?

Post by kbot » 02-09-2018 12:07 PM

Just read this and wondered "What took so long......?". Not in this case, specifically, but in general?

Female California lawmaker behind #MeToo push is accused of groping male staffer

A California lawmaker who has gained national recognition for fighting against sexual misconduct in the state Capitol is accused of groping a former legislative staffer.

The staffer, Daniel Fierro, told The Washington Post on Thursday that Democratic Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, who has become a prominent figure in the #MeToo movement, approached him alone after an assembly softball game in 2014, squeezed his buttocks and tried to touch his crotch. He said Garcia was visibly intoxicated.

Fierro, who was 25 at the time, did not report the incident because he worried about the long-term consequences that could come with accusing the powerful lawmaker, who chairs the Legislative Women’s Caucus and the Natural Resources Committee. But in January he told his former boss, Democratic Assemblyman Ian Calderon, who referred the matter to an assembly panel that is now investigating Garcia.

Politico was the first to report on Fierro’s allegations. The story also included sexual misconduct allegations against Garcia from an anonymous male lobbyist that The Post was not able to independently verify.

In a statement sent to The Post through a spokeswoman, Garcia said she did not recall doing anything wrong.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/mor ... 22fd395e44

While I agree with much that has been made public -especially the gymnastic issue, there is another side that women, I think are not considering and that, women have histories as well. Perhaps, not to the extent of issues with men, but issues nonetheless. As this story shows, she "wasn't even aware" (which is troubling in itself).

Also, read the comments from men who have either been victimized by the courts and social workers simply because of their X/Y chromosomes. Interesting times...........
What the hell are we fighting for? Ah, just surrender and it won't hurt at all. You just got time to say your prayers. Yeah, while you're waiting for the hammer to fall. (Brian May of Queen)

User avatar
Posts: 11673
Joined: 11-01-2002 03:00 AM
Location: SE WI

IF The Shoe Fits...

Post by Riddick » 02-09-2018 04:52 PM

Female oppressors? What's up with that? Isn't being a pig a men's only deal?

I suppose it's too soon to say it's the start of a equal wrongs movement.

User avatar
Posts: 4858
Joined: 09-02-2009 08:15 PM

Re: Has the other shoe dropped?

Post by Doka » 02-11-2018 12:56 AM

equal wrongs movement.

It's only fair, I have seen quite a few "Man Handling Women" in my time. :)
Karma Rules

Post Reply

Return to “National”