Originally Posted by K2Jelly
No, you don't get it. Hopping onto that particular bandwagon and waving that flag against the sexist haters doesn't mean any more because you are male. I think a lot of people make that mistake, thinking that. Taking up the crusade to throw down the feminist gauntlet and "make these rednecks see what's right" is the total wrong approach. The best you can do is treat women correctly yourself and avoid trying to win a scant few over to "the side of right".
As far as the incident itself goes, let me tell you what it is doubtlessly all about - politics. What could have been no more than an 'incident' has been blown way out of proportion because some "we have the right to be offended and we will" types at Spike TV decided they could generate an amount of publicity over it. Most companies like to handle these thing behind closed doors for the benefit of all and I have no doubt TNA would have handled it that way - with a sit down, talk it through, apology, shake hands and move on. But no.
Large companies -in this case Spike - are always dying these days to be looking to be doing something positive for society. Why? Because it generates good feeling in customers and customers mean money. There is nothing - NOTHING - altruistic about Spike's motives. I highly doubt they're even that concerned with Hemme. She's just a means to an end. That's a fact, jack.
Aries didn't thrust his crotch towards her - in fact he was being pretty careful not to maintain contact I think. I can't help but think of the many, many cases of girls who give consent and then cry rape later when things don't work out for them, be it if the boy doesn't want to be with them or their parents find out - whatever. I don't think Hemme is to blame though. As I said, I think she's been made to toe the Spike TV line, TNA's attempt to placate them.
Of course nobody deserves to be sexually harassed. But where is the line in this? Isn't what Hemme experienced much more akin to public humiliation than sexual harassment?