The clicking of the hubwheel is a deeply personal decision of which any one else's dogmatic or relavatory advice should be considered purely advisory.
Have you known many women who were sexually assaulted and ignored, shamed or blamed? Know anyone who's life was ruined by it, left to be fearful, mentally ill or unable to have well adjusted adult relationships?
I think the current witch hunt is of way less importance than the change it might make in our world.
Too bad for the ones who get cut down in all innocence, we may never know who they are.
Have you ever pressured for sex?
Maybe it wasn't rape but maybe it wasn't really what she wanted.
It's a horrible unfair world.
Maybe this is what has to happen for it to be a little less so in the future.
It didn't seem like it was going to change without some kind of revolution and no revolution happens without some blood in the streets.
I hope a guy in college is afraid when he's trying to coerce my daughter into to doing something she doesn't want to.
I hope that it comes around to making those people with the least power safer from their bosses, their landlords the cops.
My mom, a school teacher who retired to become a librarian, a women of modest demeanor and habits says that she and almost all her female friends have been sexually harassed by cops during traffic stops.
It's been a shitty brutal and fearful world to be a women.
Maybe someday soon, maybe tomorrow it will be a little less so.
Just a brief aside on the chain restaurant business model.
They buy nothing from Sysco. There is one business that owns the restaurant side and another that owns the distribution side. They are owned by the same guys. For all I know there might be a third that manufactures the slop.
Sysco can't provide the the consistency or the product that these stores need at a price they will pay. All the sauces come in jugs, cans or in frozen packets, the sauces are only for that chain. The cooks might need to rehydrate them.
The meat products are easy to handle and perfectly uniform having no variance in size or shape. Sysco dumps garbage on its customers with regularity, changes distributors or what ever it can to make an extra dime, wider variation in size of proteins or a different precooked burger than before. Sysco tells you that you are wrong and their shit is great, deal with it or call FSA.
Chains get exactly what they want at a competive price. The sauce is always the same because it's in the same 200 gallon batch by the same guy every time.
When a chain wants to expand they lower distribution prices and a franchise looks great profit wise. When a chain wants to boost it's stock price it tightens up costs on the distribution side and buys back a few of the franchises that it's stressed out with higher prices.
The chain sets the price on the menu and it sets the price of distribution. It makes all the profit on wholly owned stores, it makes all the money on distribution, it makes it's franchise fee.
A chain can raise distribution fees to lower store profits so that managers can't make their performance goals if they think too much money is going out in bounuses.
I've worked for franchises that were buying higher quality ingredients for a lower price to boost product quality and profits. Mixing three bags of franchise cheese with one bag of better cheese and making sure that the good shit was hard to find in the walk in just in case there was a cooperate inspection. It's the stuff lawsuits were made for.
He makes that point by the end of the essay.