Feminists: We are strong, empowered, and capable of doing anything a man can do.
Also Feminists: We are too emotionally fragile to handle jokes about lingerie and demand that men be punished for telling them in our presence.
She said she offered to press the floor buttons for people in the elevator, whom she described as mostly conference attendees and all, except one other woman, white middle-aged men. Instead of saying a floor, Lebow smiled and asked for the women’s lingerie department “and all his buddies laughed,” Sharoni wrote in a complaint, the details of which he disputed, to the association later that day.
“After they walked out, the woman standing next to me turned to me and said, ‘I wonder if we should have told them that it is no longer acceptable to make these jokes!” she said in her complaint.
Sharoni, who wrote in her complaint that she has experienced sexual harassment in academe in the past and was shaken by the incident, said it took her a while to figure out that Lebow thought it was funny “to make a reference to men shopping for lingerie while attending an academic conference. I am still trying to come to terms with the fact that we froze and didn’t confront him,” she wrote.
Seriously, a dude making a joke in an elevator causes an academic controversy. He apologized, of course, but the offended feminist has deemed his apology insufficient. Such is the rotted state of academia in this country.
“For decades, women and other marginalized groups in the academy had to put up with white men who decided what counts as a violation and what is ‘frivolous,’” she wrote in an email. “As someone who has dedicated her life to confronting sexism (and other forms of discrimination and oppression) in academic spaces, I cannot and will not remain silent when misogyny is at play.”
Another hyperprivileged white woman appropriating the historical struggles of marginalized groups to feed her own grievances.
As bad or even worse are the male cuck academics rushing to condemn the teller of the bad joke to ingratiate themselves to their feminist overseers.
Alleged news network CNN tweeted this this weekend.
Patriarchy is a social system that defines men as being inherently violent, dominant and controlling while rewarding them with power for being that way.
How about this: “Patriarchy, a term made up by left-wing incompetents to explain away their failures in life. See also racism, white supremacy, homophobia/”