Societal Impact of Sex Robots
I’m not sure who coined the term “Pervnado” about all the recent sexual assault revelations coming out, but it is a good one. According to this L.A. Times article, a powerful person has been accused of sexual harassment at the rate of every 20 hours since the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke on October 5, 2017. The fact that these predators are getting their due finally, is good, but there is a larger concern with the weaponization of harassment allegations. I was personally a witness to two situations around the year 2000 with some employees of mine. This was two different occasions at the same company, I managed a large group of IT consultants and the scenario played out almost exactly the same on both occasions. I was sitting in the lunch room and one of my guys approached a woman and asked if they wanted to go to lunch, the woman declined, and that was it. The next thing I know I get a call from HR and they want to fire my guy because a sexual harassment claim had been filed. I was able to save their jobs because I had been a witness, but the woman wasn’t reprimanded, my guys had to go through sensitivity training. What this has led to is a lot of men just retreating from dating altogether.