What follows is not meant to cover all issues
relate to this subject.
But consider this, in
the interst of being fair and just: If it's illegal
(and enforced) for a person (man) to ask for sex in
exchange for employment or advancement, shouldn't
it be illegal (and enforced) for a person (woman)
to offer sex in exchange for employment or
If a woman can charge a
man in the workplace with asking for sex, why
shouldn't a man be able to charge a woman in the
workplace with offering sex?
Obviously this is not
likely to be an popular idea. Many men being
offered sex might complain that they are losing an
And many women offering
sex might complain that they are losing an
Both would be correct
in their own ways. Historically, offering sex in
exchange for other things, such as employment or
advancement, appears to be a traditional route to a
certain kind of success for more women who would
not admit to it.
For obvious reasons,
including marriage, neither would the
Everywhere you look,
requests for something, anything, are not likely to
happen in any environment where it's obvious that
the chances of having the request fulfilled are
small or non-existent.
In fact, asking for sex
in exchange for something of value is more likely
to happen in an environment where offers of sex in
exchange for something of value are not at all
unusual--except in the case at hand.
In either case, the
woman's benefits from all of this is likely to be
very long-term, while the man's is dwarfed by
This has an important connection to the expanded
definition of rape which now requires no signs of
force or coercion.
In the fact of current
harrassment and rape laws, can anyone still believe
there an all powerful patriarchy exists and the
hidden matriarchy does not exist?
Both sets of laws not
only allow but encourage false reports
or--worse--threats of false reports.
Such threats become
extortion when the accuser offers, in exhange for
something of value, not to submit her false report
Such threats are
impossible to track, because they are not reported.
How can a man complain to authorities about a
threatened false charge of rape without running the
risk that the false charge will be made to
authorities. The impossibility of extracting
oneself from the trap is what makes extortion what