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  1. Grrrrrr, now Franken, too.

    http://www.kabc.com/2017/11/16/leean...or-al-franken/
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  3. by   toomuchbaloney
    NEB

    I was groped in an employee elevator by a medical chief of staff. He didn't appreciate it when I squeezed his junk through his scrubs in response. He let go of me long before I relaxed my athletic grip on his vulnerable man sack. We made an uncomfortable pact that day to work together amicably so that my husband wouldn't have to visit him and discuss a different arrangement.

    Perhaps Franken did kiss her inappropriately, he certainly apologized for that. The photo doesn't substantiate groping, IMV, it reflects a staged bit of adolescent sexist humor.

    She was a playboy bunny, I bet this is a really minor example of the sexual harassment she experienced in her career choice.
  4. by   Lil Nel
    Why should anybody be surprised? At least Franken, and George H.W. Bush have admitted to the wrongdoing and apologized.

    That is head and shoulders above the behavior demonstrated by Roy Moore. What's the body count for him now? Five? Six?

    And his supporters are truly deplorable. And many of them are women!!!!!!
  5. by   Lil Nel
    Why should anybody be surprised? At least Franken, and George H.W. Bush have admitted to the wrongdoing and apologized.

    That is head and shoulders above the behavior demonstrated by Roy Moore. What's the body count for him now? Five? Six?

    And his supporters are truly deplorable. And many of them are women!!!!!!
  6. by   SC_RNDude
    Quote from toomuchbaloney
    NEB

    I was groped in an employee elevator by a medical chief of staff. He didn't appreciate it when I squeezed his junk through his scrubs in response. He let go of me long before I relaxed my athletic grip on his vulnerable man sack. We made an uncomfortable pact that day to work together amicably so that my husband wouldn't have to visit him and discuss a different arrangement.

    Perhaps Franken did kiss her inappropriately, he certainly apologized for that. The photo doesn't substantiate groping, IMV, it reflects a staged bit of adolescent sexist humor.

    She was a playboy bunny, I bet this is a really minor example of the sexual harassment she experienced in her career choice.
    Are you saying that no harm done, and that he should keep his seat?
  7. by   Lil Nel
    Maybe Al Franken and George H. W. Bush can hide behind a BIG replica of the Ten Commandments. Just like Roy Moore! LOL!!!!!
  8. by   herring_RN
    When I was 15 I got jobs at the unemployment office "Youth Employment" section.
    Most of the time I mowed lawns, cleaned houses, or ironed for people in the suburb where we lived. (I didn't feel comfortable baby sitting)
    Once I was offered $10.00 to clean a kitchen in Beverly Hills, twice the minimum wage for four hours work. I told them I didn't have a rise and was told the employer would send a car. His chauffeur picked me up.
    There were no clean dishes. The man told me his wife had been out of town and the maid only came once week. I washed all the dishes and cleaned the kitchen. Even inside the refrigerator, the oven, floors and windows. Just as the four hours were over he called me to, "Come in here." He was lying naked supine on his back. He said, I would like a back rub.
    I ran out of the house. The chauffeur took me home. The next day I went to the employment office and told them what happened. They told me they would make sure I got paid. Two days later they called me to pick up the check for $5.00, what I usually worked for.

    Years later I was laid off my job at Robinson's department store because my pregnancy was showing. (That was legal in 1967)
    I was hired the next day at a non chain hot dog place. Many of the customers at my window were elderly and ordered "Seltzer" for three cents a cup. I used a microwave for the first time to melt cheese on the hot dogs and chili dogs. The owner didn't let me go to the bathroom the entire eight hours. He said I could go when no one was at the window.
    Worst of all the owner spent most of the day chasing the other young woman around a table in the back while I waited on all the customers. He groped her and tried to kiss her as she giggled and begged him to stop.
    After eight hours I told him I quit. He paid me cash. When I reported it to the state employment office to man laughed saying, "He does that to all the girls we send."

    In the 1990s we had a physician who would snap young women's bra or "accidentally" brush his arm against a unit clerk as he leaned over her to read his orders aloud to him. Whether I was charge nurse that night or not I told him, "The is inappropriate." After a few times he stopped doing it when I was working. (This was during the Anita Hill testimony.)

    I imagine most women who work have been subjected to such ridiculous behavior.
  9. by   Ted
    Around the time when I was in 5th or 6th grade, I joined the church choir. . . around the early 1970s. Even back then, we had the "Sharing of the Peace" as part of the church service. Well, one time, I received a rather passionate "Share". . . right on the lips. The person who shared that passionate "kiss of peace" was an older man. Needless to say, I felt quite quite awkward and embarrassed. He was a respected member of our Parish so I did not think to bring it up to anyone. Besides, it happened in church, while other people were shaking hands and giving gentle hugs. Still, it was weird that an older man would kiss a younger boy. . . on the lips. (Ugh!) This all happened before I knew anything about homosexuality, or before knowing almost anything having to do with sex. About a decade later, I found out the he found a room-mate. His room-mate was a young man, probably in his mid-20s at the time. They remained in a relationship up until this older man passed away. However, in retrospect, that "Kiss of Peace" was inappropriate. I still feel weird when I think about it. I'm also left wondering if other young boys received similar "kisses of peace" . . . or more. . .

    herring_RN - I appreciate what you shared. It seems that, as a society, we need to do this, so that we're reminded concepts like consent, informed consent, personal boundries, inappropriate sexual contact (on any level), etc.
    Last edit by Ted on Nov 16
  10. by   toomuchbaloney
    Quote from SC_RNDude
    Are you saying that no harm done, and that he should keep his seat?
    No, I'm not saying that. He probably was an inappropriate jerk, but that's not necessarily a pattern of behavior for him that we are aware of, he has owned it, apologized, and reflected like a mature adult.

    This story is remarkably different from the accusations against Moore.

    There is no reason at this time to suggest that Franken should step down. That is political hyperbole, IMV.
  11. by   Lil Nel
    I guess Franken can give up his seat, when the sexual predator now installed in the WH gives up his seat. To be fair, the Bum is accused of far worse than Al Franken, and admitted to his sexual predator behavior on tape.

    We've all heard those BRAGGING tapes. Or maybe the Bum wants to hide behind the replica of the Ten Commandments too!
  12. by   Farawyn
    I don't think he should give up his seat, but nor should he be given a pass.

    And honestly, what does the status of the woman as a Playboy bunny have to do with...anything?

    Trump should face his due, and be held accountable like any other sex offender. He is unfit to be President.
  13. by   elkpark
    Quote from Farawyn
    I don't think he should give up his seat, but nor should he be given a pass.

    And honestly, what does the status of the woman as a Playboy bunny have to do with...anything?

    Trump should face his due, and be held accountable like any other sex offender. He is unfit to be President.
    And, in addition to apologizing (which his accuser says she accepts), he has asked for a full Senate Ethics Committee investigation and said that he will fully cooperate with the investigation.

    Trump, I notice, is tearing into Franken but still remaining entirely mum on Moore. Is he so entirely lacking in self-awareness that he can't see how absurd that looks? He's hardly in a position to comment (negatively) on anyone else's inappropriate sexual activity.
  14. by   Farawyn
    A good read.

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