What's this blog really about?

You may notice a variety of topics here - from business, to charity promotion, even to local news, but the primary reason this blog was created was to alert readers to the hostile atmosphere and sexual harassment at The Danville Register & Bee. The readers and creator of this blog want a FULL FRONT PAGE apology in the Danville Register & Bee, plus the disciplining of those individuals involved. Until then, we'll continue to post regular updates. To tolerate THIS kind of behavior by a major media network is intolerable. And this isn't just ONE instance. Media General has been sued nationwide for racism and sexism, yet they CONTINUE to keep the offenders employed. Why? And why am I doing this? TRUTH compels me.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Why the big deal?

Why, someone asked me - is this video a "big deal." Simple . Because the video and the reactions and response of the men who watched it and did nothing objectified and devalued women.

Objectification and devaluing makes women "objects" that men use - to whatever degree - for their own pleasure, but worse - it allows men to feel comfortable about taking any other action - like violence, out on women. At least one of the men who saw that video has hit his wife in the past. What kind of man hits a woman? When you consider women only as objects of sexual gratification you don't think of them as people. When women work for you or with you - you then tend to consider their contributions and work with less significance.

I can hear the groans, but substitute color or ethnic background (As Don Immus did yet again recently) and suddenly people "get it."

The tendency to devalue women is indicative of a greater problem in society - the primary reason why Media General has failed to take action to discipline those involved. My guess is the lawyers they'll have come after me will be all-white males - or possibly, if they have any female attorneys, women who don't value themselves or value a paycheck more than honor.

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