Which leaves me wondering how men will go about pursuing women in a socially acceptable manner in the future. Perhaps women will eventually become the primary romantic pursuers if the new social contract begins to favor their interests over time.
All the women I dated including the one who became my wife, I all met in social situations, at parties, dances and such.
These days a lot of dating appears to be on the internet. At least we see lots of advertising by dating agencies and I know several people who went down that path.
Maybe this is a result of men being more apprehensive about going up to and making small talk with a woman, for fear of it being considered harrasment.
My mind boggles at this, in the context of this thread about a violent rape committed by an Amtrak employee whose job specifically includes ensuriing the safety of the passenger who became his victim. (I'm talking to cirdan, here, not DA, whose quote he cherry-picked from a more thoughtful paragraph.)
Can we perhaps agree that rape isn't at all akin to even the most inept or inappropriate "small talk?"
Coming back to the original subject of this thread: Is there any reason why Amtrak could not have responded to the arbitration's order to re-hire this employee by assigning the employee some sort of work that didn't include direct responsibility for passenger safety?