Imagine The New York Times presenting a coherent idea! Today, The Times is celebrating the New York State legislature’s passage of harsh new laws against sexual harassment: Sex Harassment Laws Toughened in New York: ‘Finally, This Is Happening.’Can you guess what the unintended consequences of this “happening” will be? I’ll tell you: men who run companies (there are some) will avoid hiring women because men and women who are not sexually neutered behave as sexual beings when they spend a lot of time together. You can only pretend to regulate that — especially in a culture as devoid of traditional manners as the US has become — and if the regulations are stringent, any sentient CEO will hear the cloven hoofbeats of personal injury lawyers pounding down the hall of the C-Suite behind every moderately attractive female job-seeker. Or, perhaps the CEOs will just move their companies to another state. Nice going, NY State legislature and our grandstanding guv, Mr. Cuomo.
So, I only have to go into the office 1-2 times a week. That is good. Very good. Because on the floor where I work there are 73 dumpy middle-aged (or older) women and the One-Fuckable-Chick (OFC). I used to think that is was company policy not to hire attractive females in our department, but now I think it’s just that to be of any use to us a woman needs to have at least a good 6-8 years of clinical experience, meaning that the youngest candidates are going to be at least 27 or 28 years old. Well, that’s right up against the wall now isn’t it? And, around here most women (80+%) seem to lose their looks, if they had any to begin with, well before 25. So, the chances of an attractive women actually being harassed is close to zero where I work. Hurrah for us. :p