With the #MeToo movement claiming scalps in politics, media, and Hollywood, it seems wise for men to be more cautious in their interactions with women they work with. That’s just good practice, although it is a bit sad that even friendly interactions have to be curtailed, in order to avoid hearing 10 years later that you sexually harassed a colleague.
Then there is the very real concern of blatant set-ups.
How easy would it be to have a casual or otherwise meaningless interaction morph into a situation where a politician or businessman could find himself the victim of an extortion attempt?
Republican state Senator Evan Vickers, of Utah, may have dodged a bullet, recently, and others should pay attention. He handled this situation just right.
On Thursday night, the senator was staying at the Little America Hotel, in Salt Lake City. As he emerged from his room, he was met by a young woman he did not know.
Said Vickers, in an interview with KSTU-TV:
“I opened the door and there was a young lady standing there and she said ‘Hi,’ and I said, ‘Hi, who are you?’ And she said, ‘I’m your date.’ I said, ‘No, you’re not.’ She said, ‘Yes, I’m your date,’” KSTU reported.
The woman refused to leave and kept repeating that she was Vickers’ date.
“She was standing in front of the elevator and I said, ‘I don’t know who you are and what you’re doing here,’ and she said, ‘No, you don’t understand. I’m your…Read More