I don’t like to hear about sexual harassment allegations.
On Earth, for more than several thousand years, females have tried to get the attention of males. Sometimes, this was because they wanted to become impregnated by a male, or because they wanted to keep a male around to protect them, or provide for them.
As civilization became more complex, females still tried to get the attention of males. Still, this may have been for becoming pregnant, protection, or being provided for, but other reasons were such things as increased social status and increased opportunities.
Females became aware thousands of years ago, of men’s sexual interest in them and physical attraction to them. Females became aware thousands of years ago, how to get the attention of men, and what men were attracted to.
Females today in modern times, are aware that they can attract, distract, and seduce men with their appearance and behavior, because of men’s sexual interest in women and physical attraction to women. Women use their sexual and physical attractiveness to men, in order to gain a boyfriend, a husband, to keep a boyfriend or husband, to gain favors from men, to gain help from men, and to gain opportunities from men.
I don’t want to hear, and should not hear, any disagreement on what I just wrote up above. It is the absolute truth, and has been for thousands of years.
Unfortunately, it happens that a man will find a particular woman to be attractive, and she does not want to have anything to do with this man. For thousands of years, there have been laws and punishments for men who physically assault a woman who did not want anything to do with them. Society has always had to deal with men trying to physically take women, who did not want to be physically taken, and there were laws and punishments for this.
However, it still happens that a man will find a particular woman to be attractive, and she does not want to have anything to do with this man. For thousands of years, men have had to try to persuade women that did not like them, to like them. Every society, culture, and tribe on Earth has traditions and customs for men trying to persuade women who did not like them, to like them. Offering them affection, devotion, heroic demonstrations, poetry, music, gifts, money, lands, livestock.
For thousands of years, men have been trying to negotiate with women who did not like them. Sometimes, the negotiations of men with women have resulted in the women becoming bored, tired, frustrated, exhausted, insulted, angry, and outraged. Sometimes the women end up liking the men, or liking what it is that they are offering.
The wisdom of all the peoples and cultures on Earth, has been that it is completely natural for men to try to win the affection of women, even women that don’t like them, though in some cultures with class distinctions it is sometimes discouraged. Likewise, all the peoples and cultures on Earth, see that it is completely natural for women to try to be attractive to men, though in some cultures that are restrictive to women, this is sometimes discouraged.
At Fox News, you have young attractive women who are reporters or journalists who want to be on television. The young attractive women reporters and journalists know that if they are pretty, intelligent, articulate, funny, energetic, entertaining , quick witted, and hard working, they have a chance to be on television, maybe a co-host, and maybe even the host of their own show. All these women are competitive, they have to rise above or distinguish themselves from the many other women who also want to be on television.
In order to get noticed, these attractive women will do everything they can to have a beautiful and lovely appearance. In order to get noticed and get helped, these women will also try to be funny, entertaining, pleasant, positive, and energetic at work. When they do get noticed, and get helped, they are delighted, this is what they wanted.
A male producer, manager, executive, or show host may believe that a particular woman reporter is beautiful, intelligent, funny, entertaining, and energetic. He may believe that she should be promoted to co-host, and work on convincing others and taking steps to make this happen. The woman reporter is delighted that she is being helped, and that she may get to be a co-host.
It may happen that a male who is helping a female reporter to advance, likes her in a romantic way. If he finds her to be beautiful, intelligent, funny, entertaining, and energetic, it shouldn’t be surprising that he likes her in a romantic way.
To step back and look at an overview of the situation: An attractive woman has done everything she can to have a beautiful and lovely appearance, to distinguish herself and get noticed more than the other women, so that she can get help and advance in her career. She has achieved what she sought to do, she has gotten the attention of men who like her, believe in her, want to help her advance, and they begin trying to promote her.
What happens when she got the attention of these men, made them like her, believe in her, want to help her, and they have a romantic interest in her? If she doesn’t like them and doesn’t want to have anything to do with them romantically, she may have to listen to their unwanted proposals. I believe that the journalists Diane Sawyer, Kimberly Guilfoyle, and Martha MacCallum have had to listen to many unwanted proposals. Even though Diane Sawyer, Kimberly Guifoyle, and Martha MacCallum have been bored, frustrated, tired, disgusted, angry, and outraged at proposals from men, they managed.
There are at least two main reasons why they managed. They wanted to be a journalist, their career was important to them, and they weren’t going to let a man interfere with their career, so the best way to handle an unwanted proposition was to politely refuse, strongly refuse, walk away, be unavailable, or warn the man to stay away, depending on what was warranted in the situation. A second reason, I hope, is that these women realized that they had gotten the attention of these men by their own actions and their own intentions, that they were partly responsible for their romantic interest, and that they would have to fix these situations themselves.
What has happened at Fox News regarding the sexual harassment lawsuit of Gretchen Carlson, and the recent sexual harassment lawsuit of Julie Roginsky, both of these women claim that they used to go to chairman Roger Ailes’ office and listen to him say inappropriate and sexually suggestive things that they did not like hearing. This went on for years they claim. It appears, from their own admissions, that they tolerated this when their careers were going in the direction that they wanted. And it appears that they initiated their sexual harassment lawsuits when their careers at Fox News were coming to an end against their wishes, due to low ratings and low favorability.
Roger Ailes was much older than Gretchen Carlson and Julie Roginsky. Roger Ailes was out of shape, and overweight. He was not very physically attractive. If he was making inappropriate sexually suggestive comments, this was probably his way of seeing if Gretchen Carlson or Julie Roginsky would make any receptive comment to his remarks. Even though it is not liked most of the time, old men do make sexually suggestive comments to women to see if they are receptive, because sometimes they are. Yes, sometimes they are.
Even though many women don’t want to hear sexually suggestive comments, especially from old men, some women do, and this gives them the opportunity to express their interest. Though this can be portrayed as disgusting and offensive, this is how some people find relationships. Just like I explained that the journalists Diane Sawyer, Kimberly Guilfoyle, and Martha MacCallum have probably had to turn down the propositions of many men, in whatever way was warranted and appropriate, Gretchen Carlson and Julie Roginsky should have told Roger Ailes years ago, after the first or second sexually suggestive comment, “Please don’t make any suggestive comments, I don’t like that, please don’t do that.” I speculate that Gretchen Carlson and Julie Roginsky didn’t object to Roger Ailes’ comments at the time, because they didn’t want to make him lose interest in them, and to continue to have some allure to him.
And as for Bill O’Reilly, I think that Bill O’Reilly verbally expresses his interest in women associates, and they run with it like a check to the bank.
Bill O’Reilly is blunt and to the point. He works a lot, and he is older. The women that he meets, and gets to know, are women that he works with. After he notices a work associate, and he begins to like them, he expresses an interest in them, in a direct way. It is not subtle, subtle, subtleness, day after day, he is to the point. If it were a man with no importance, no good job, and not very much money, and he did the same thing as Bill O’Reilly, women would not think much about it, other than to accept or reject the romantic interest. But because it’s Bill O’Reilly, it’s like winning the lottery. Why let O’Reilly take you out to dinner, or take you on a trip, when you can get $5 million?