Looks like a real pattern of abuse
That is genuinely disgusting and repulsive.Meh, So he got a bit flirty, he didn't rape anyone,
Did you read the article? Sure sounds like attempted rape. Sexual harassment at min.Meh, So he got a bit flirty, he didn't rape anyone,
It would be if he did rape someone, but as far as I know all that happened is that he said some person was wearing an attractive dress.
Laurence Krauss of course denied the allegations and many others over the years and we believe in innocent until proven guilty, but I am curious because you bring "opportunity". What is the opportunity? What does the woman gain?The story does look at first glance like opportunistic litigation though.
I can only speculate, but to be "famous" for being known as the women who got sexually harassed by a relatively unknown scientist (to the general public) doesn't pass the smell test. You go bigger than that. Not to mention the shame and embarrassment one must feel coming out with it. Who wants to be known as someone who got abused?Fame. That is very important to some.
Meh, So he got a bit flirty, he didn't rape anyone, Feynman and Einstein also had such comments made about them. Are nerds supposed to totally asexual?
Who wants to be known as someone who got abused?
Oh, YUCK. I did not know that.As he aged Einstein was more forthright - he would invite women over - open the door in his dressing gown and at the appropriate time let it slip off.
Meh, So he got a bit flirty, he didn't rape anyone,
Feynman and Einstein also had such comments made about them.
Are nerds supposed to totally asexual?
Oh, YUCK. I did not know that. Pardon me while I get a bucket...
The point is that he was abusing his position of authority over those women. Did he ever do this to a woman with more social credibility than himself? I would hurt his feelings.
I think it a shows how much of a sad state our society is when the solution we give women is to learn how to fight. Let's just stop acting like total creeps.I think anyone worried about physical attack needs to go to some self defense lessons and learn them.
I think it's a shows how much of a sad state our society is when the solution we give women is to learn how to fight. Let's just stop acting like total creeps.
Large majority of the population are benign people. There are just always very few exceptions out there that even we ourselves despise as a man. Unfortunately, there is no country in this world where crime does not happen. As a scientist, who will always seek new and better things for science, I know I am supposed to say more than just "we can't do anything more than that", but I don't think we have a lot of practical options left.I think it's a shows how much of a sad state our society is when the solution we give women is to learn how to fight. Let's just stop acting like total creeps.
The weakness though is that it takes a long time to really use Tai Chi effectively as a martial arts. You need to be prepared for counter moves especially. Most teachers don’t know the martial aspects of it. Most don’t teach or even know push hands or the more complex trapping with hands and legs. I’ve taken it for many years now and in an assault would more likely fall back on karate techniques than Tai Chi techniques if things went south.
Honestly speaking, most of these self-defense things aren't as effective for "the weak". Creeps generally do not target physically larger people, and size difference matter significantly in fights. I have done mixed martial arts, kickboxing, and boxing, but being 5"4 small man, it is very hard to win against larger opponents who are most likely over 5"8 in Japan and well over that in western countries.Sad but true. And those that like me that do push hands rarely go onto full sparing. Fortunately we all began push hands after we had done just half the form.
That said, if you have a good teacher he will teach you some techniques I will not mention because they are dangerous like the carotid sinus strike that can be used until you are more proficient. It's big advantage of course is you are taught both defense and attack as well as deflecting. That gives you the best change to get away quick:
Anyway the issue is not whether LK’s creepiness crosses the line into criminal assault where physical self defense might be required, the issue is that he abused his professional position, harassing women aspiring to become either physicists or involved with the skeptic movement.
The issue is a power differential - putting someone in a position where they have a legitimate concern that not accepting an advance might damage their potential for a career and livelihood
Easier said than done. The id got wired up for survival over millions of years. The id wants what it wants, and doesn't listen to reason or morals.Let's just stop acting like total creeps.
EDITThat is genuinely disgusting and repulsive.
They say managers have a higher proportion of sociopaths so maybe they are not as sensitive to it as they should be.