Men have been in position of dominance since beginning of time and issue of sexual favors is nothing new to climb rank of social status in the work field. I've interviewed numerous ppl on short end of stick and most can attest its degrading. Rather than post stats on articles already published I will take you down a different road we all can relate to...
Lets turn back the hands of time and go back to our youthful yrs when in high school, life was care-free, hormones raging and eager to release sexual tension be it in parents basement or backseat of cars. Most experienced their first sexual encounter during this time and albeit awkward we enjoyed it. Heck it was like finding the holy grail. Teen minds are a lot different than adult minds. How often did we portray ourselves as older to get into clubs, bars or just to buy booze? Fast forward decade or so and we're staring consequences in the face.
Lets paint a scenario... If you were 18 and had sex with someone younger technically thats a crime. Doesn't matter how long ya dated or if it was consensual. Think hard... chances are your first experience involved one of you being under legal age. Youths today develop at a much rapid pace body wise than in past. Really no way to tell exact age unless you ask for an I.D... yeah thats a real mood setter haha. Fast forward a few yrs and you're successful now but ole ex wants to grind an axe. She/He makes a post that ya guys had sex while you were a minor and now your under the gun. No way to dispute it.
I'm not talking about sexual predators, rapists or other scum filled ilk but honest ppl who made a questionable choice in the heat of the moment. Yes the majority of population have had sex with underage partners while in their youth with no consequences. Is it legal? No... more times than not it goes unreported bc both partners agree. Still its on the books as a crime if either wish to report it at a later time. Its compounded if you are in a position of power i.e. Hollywood producer, News anchor, celebrity or even website designer like myself. Do I think celebs being accused now are guilty? Absolutely... it reeks of harassment but its not always black and white.
Yrs ago I took a polygraph test for a government agency and guy administering it asked if I had sex with a minor. My response was no. We talked for hrs and I remembered an instance when I was 18 and had sex with a girl who said she was over 18 (her body was fully developed mind you) but later found out she may have been a minor lying bc she liked me. Agent said not a problem as he too was a victim of false intent in his youth but wanted to see if I was telling the truth. I passed the test but message from this is... you never really know. Sexual harassment has been going on since beginning of time but its a different era now. Anyone can instantly post be it falsehood or fact. Be sure and respectful..G4R supports the #MeToo movement.