In Today’s World – Would I – Would You Take The Chance?
I have a wife, daughter, and granddaughter. I want them to have a fair and equal opportunity. I want to know if they are attacked, justice will be done. But the world has changed dramatically and not for the better.
Now imagine, I own a business. It is doing well, and I am in need of an assistant. I have just witnessed what false charges have done to the nomination of a supreme Court Judge. I read the headlines. Four dentists accused of rape, totally false charges. I have seen many college students wrongly accused of sexual impropriety, and had their lives destroyed.
Do I take the chance in today’s world and hire a female?
Honestly, as things stand today, I would not. I would hire a man over a women, even if less qualified. Every day working alone in a business with woman. Knowing, no matter what happens I could lose everything. I would not want to risk the possible consequences of a disgruntled employee making a false accusation. I would feel the same, if I had a small all-male team. The overawing danger to the business and each of the men would outweigh the benefit. And that is sad, because just a few weeks ago, I would have. But today I would be terrified to work alone, in my business with a woman. Knowing what one word from her would do.
The fact is that today, a man is guilty, until he can prove, he is innocent. And even when completely exonerated, the damage to character is irreparable. My wife proved that to me just this morning. She said, “I don’t believe he did it, but if he did he better watch out now. Everyone will be watching him.” Not right but it is the world today.