News stories lately seem to have similar topics – another male celebrity, politician, or person in power accused of sexual misconduct. The extent to which this problem has existed just boggles my mind. Am I really so out-of-the-loop and protected from reality? Could this current situation have been exaggerated? As the title suggests, I had no idea so many women had been affected by sexual harassment. When I raised suspicions as to the validity of 30-40 year-old accusations, or mentioned that it was a dangerous time to be a man because the current social climate makes it difficult to defend yourself, I was met with downright hostility by some women. Their response: ” It’s about time, because it’s always been hard to be a woman!”
How far we have fallen from God’s original design. Man as a protector and woman as a help mate. Lifetime commitments and love for each other. Sexual intimacy reserved for marriage with no “sleeping around” for either party. The 7th commandment – “Thou shalt not commit adultery” – was written for a reason, followed by Matthew 5:28: “But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart,” spoken by Jesus in God’s Word. The current situation we find ourselves in today mirrors what that Word also says about the things we do in secret eventually coming to light (Luke 8:17). Such a sad situation! I pray we each examine ourselves.
Sue – Voice II
AMEN and AMEN to that. I wholeheartedly agree with what you stated here, Sue.
Deidre- Voice I