K wrote:sloopjohnc wrote:Geezee wrote:He's not a "suspect man" - he's a highly respected inventor - a minor celebrity in Scandinavia. She had every right to assume that this was a normal assignment, that - unlike with Mike Pence - she should be able to be alone in a room with a man. Are women just supposed to avoid any and all associations with men alone? And this was a journalist who'd travelled to some pretty high-risk areas.
Are you sure you meant Mike Pence? I don't think anyone's ever accused Mike Pence of sexually assaulting women. Or sexually assaulting anything, for that matter.Recently, a Washington Post article about second lady Karen Pence has brought the Billy Graham Rule back into the public eye. The article cites a 2002 interview with Vice President Pence — who has called himself an “evangelical Catholic” — saying that he “never eats alone with a woman other than his wife,” and that he doesn’t attend events serving alcohol unless she is with him as well.
Yes, sorry I didn't mean to imply that Pence had in anyway behaved inappropriately - beyond the fact that he famously, and (I would say) misogynously, refuses to dine with women alone.