October 12, 2017

"Ann Althouse on her personal blog recalls that 'the 1990s began with a heightening of interest in sexual harassment...'"

...I'm quoted in The New York Post.

39 comments:

John said...

Congratulations, quietly becoming an increasingly important voice.

rhhardin said...

It puts you on the women being exempted from human interaction side of feminism, though.

There are other feminisms.

Rusty said...

Yeah.
You're going to have to do much better to beat;
"Boiling river of wine..."

rhhardin said...

The Post is still playing to the mob, the position of the right being that the right is more feminist than the left, but using the left's feminism.

anti-de Sitter space said...

That was a good piece re a gal being used by others.

Bill R said...

Well I would have put it. "the 1990s began with the discovery that accusations of sexual harassment could be used as a club to smash conservatives, especially black conservatives."

But still, Congratulations.

rhhardin said...

I think they liked the sellout quote.

David Begley said...

It was an important post and it deserves wider circulation.

Ann Althouse: Culture critic.

SDaly said...

You should to a bloggingheads with Camille Paglia.

Darrell said...

Next, they'll start counting your Weinstein posts.

traditionalguy said...

I'm glad that Meade is there to protect you. Speaking the truth to a large audience is not always rewarded.

exhelodrvr1 said...

I was under the understanding this was the readers' blog, and Ann was just the caretaker!!

Also, Lazlo has been lurking by the plants in the corner of the hallway.

Darrell said...

I was under the understanding this was the readers' blog, and Ann was just the caretaker!!

Thanks for your input, Comrade.

Expat(ish) said...

"personal blog?" That seems redundant. Doubly redundant even.

Besides, this blog is more like a public utility. NPR without the heavy Xanex requirements. Regulated with benevolent skepticism.

-XC

Ralph L said...

the position of the right being that the right is more feminist than the left
More like holding them to their own rules.

Ann Althouse said...

"You should to a bloggingheads with Camille Paglia"

Have you forgotten "My Dinner With Camille"?

Ann Althouse said...

""personal blog?" That seems redundant. Doubly redundant even."

Many blogs are part of larger media operations. I'm a sole proprietor of the blog called Althouse (even though I don't own Blogger, the platform).

rhhardin said...

"the position of the right being that the right is more feminist than the left"
More like holding them to their own rules.


The left knows they're not actual rules, just a play for angry women. Life works like before in fact, except for a hysteria side-effect. It's the hysteria side-effect they avoid. There's no actual rule.

The right takes up the rule itself as proof of the right's goodness, which actually abandons human interaction to the hysterical side effect.

Assrat said...

I'd suggest that Hollywood was always going to be the most sexually abusive industry out there.

You've got very high unemployment rates, so there's a lot of competition so the actual decision makers should be able to get away with more.

You've got a lot of bizarre, multi million dollar deals which could easily cover up something sordid.

None of that excuses anyone, of course.

tim in vermont said...

So who's judgment is borne out, Althouse's, or that of Now I Know?

chickelit said...

See for example , Sonic Youth's " Swimsuit Issue" (1992). The Kim Gordon song was about a former Gergen employee. That sort of sensitivity went away very quickly. Also, such sensitivity in the music industry ran afoul of the burgeoning Hop Hop scene.

tim in vermont said...

"Also, Lazlo has been lurking by the plants in the corner of the hallway"

If he is, he's turning them over to get at the drain hole.

tim in vermont said...

Those anti-gentrification activists in the next story should talk to Trump about getting a wall built. Maybe they can talk to the KKK about improving their tactics!

Ralph L said...

which actually abandons human interaction to the hysterical side effect.
I'm often struck by the way TV caters crime shows to a female audience. It makes some of the women (not always just the victims) look weak and/or dim when they aren't hysterical and incapacitated. Bang the bad guy on the head and then run away instead of knocking him out and tying him up. Why do women in Hollywood on both sides of camera participate in making women look bad?

rhhardin said...

Ed Asner on Chris Janning to talk about sexual harrassment asked her for a kiss.

A droll Hollywood vs the serious newsbabe act meeting, to get her serious panties in a twist.

William said...

You made a good point, but why is that point so novel and arresting? It should be the conventional wisdom.......In the hierarchy of gratifications, is it more gratifying to be quoted by the Post, The Times, or Rush Limbaughw.......You know what must be really gratifying: to be thanked by by Meryl Streep during an Academy Award acceptance speech,

Phil 3:14 said...

Wait, the editorial board of the NY Post used your blog post as their editorial.

You should get a cut or something.

Ralph L said...

Feminists' Monica capitulation occurred even as many of the earliest alleged Harvey Weinstein assaults were taking place

Turn it around: Did Weinstein know about Clinton's behavior before that dam broke? Why didn't he shape up--was it Hollywood's total lock step support of Clinton?

Bay Area Guy said...

The New York Post should hire Althouse as its chief blogger and then hire Laslo as its Domestic Affairs Correspondent.

It would sell a lotta papers.

tim in vermont said...

If it's in the Post, Sarah Hoyt is sure to link it on Instapundit. That's her shtick, four links from the Post, right?

Caligula said...

"the 1990s began with a heightening of interest in sexual harassment ..."

Well, yes, Anita Hill's dubious accusations launched thousands of mandatory corporate "training" sessions, and other than enriching those in the corporate-training racket, what was the upside?

Corporations spent a great deal in their desparate search for a safe harbor only to discover that there are no safe harbors. HR's primary function morphed from screening job candidates to enforcing PC in the workplace. And there's at least some evidence that such "training" tends to be counter-productive in that the frequenbtly-bullying facilitators inevitably generate backlash (sub rosa though it may be) not only against themselves but against whatever PC du jour they're pushing.

At a minimum, it should be apparent by now that this PC-mongering does nothing at all to control or limit the true monsters among us.

FullMoon said...

John said...

Congratulations, quietly becoming an increasingly important voice.
10/12/17, 7:01 AM


New York Times did a story on AA in 2009.

MadisonMan said...

Our hostess said:

(even though I don't own Blogger, the platform)

.....yet!

Brent said...

Biggest pet peeve with this platform: inability to "like" and reply to individual comments. Facebook has a leg up on that one.

I like what everyone above said.

Lyle Smith said...

Go Althouse, go!

Danno said...

Thanks for raising the Camille Paglia angle, SDaly. Like Camille, Althouse calls things as she sees them without filtering for PC under the cruel neutrality of her mind.

tim in vermont said...

Threaded comments just become a competition for the first comment and reply to it. See JudithCurry.com.

n.n said...

The heightened interest in sexual harassment began or ended in the exploitation of real and created sexual harassment for political, social, marital, and economic leverage. At best, it followed a progressive slope to a Pro-Choice conclusion.

Etienne said...

Pretty soon your picture will be on Wheaties...