EMILY HOUSER. A GENTLEMAN BECAME SMITTEN WITH HER WHEN SHE WAS 16.
A healthy culture promotes the pairing off of males and females in order to form families and have children. But with the advent of second wave feminism in the 60s and 70s, the well was poisoned and relations between males and females took a turn for the worse.
Overriding all government interference in relationships between the sexes is the masculine libertarian imperative: Any single man has the right to woo any single woman.
There is also a right that accrues to women in such a culture–the right to reject a suitor.
There are some serious issues raised by Emily Houser’s story, which I discuss below.
The British tabloids love this story. The Sun, The Daily Mail, and Metro have all published their version of it in the last few hours.
A teenage girl claims she was harassed by her manager over a lengthy period of two years.
Despite turning him down, Emily Houser said the the boss – who was eight years older than her – continued to pursue her.
Josh Davidson allegedly showered the then 16-year-old with gifts that she refused, and turned up at her family home in the middle of the night.
However when Emily, now 18, eventually reported the harassment at Chili’s restaurant – the reaction wasn’t as expected.
Rather than the boss being fired, or even suspended, Davidson was allegedly transferred to another branch.
Oh, and his colleagues threw him a party with a cake that read ‘F*** Emily Houser’ after the teenager’s complaint was made public.
Speaking to Buzzfeed, the 18-year-old from Pennsylvania said that Davidson took interest in her just days after she started working at the restaurant in Whitehall.
And for two years he reportedly sexually harassed her – once even turning up at her high school to ask her to be his girlfriend.
The teenager said that Davidson would turn up outside her house and say that she ‘had to come with him’.
She said: ‘On my 18th birthday, he showed up to my high school in the parking lot and just kind of rampaged me with gifts and asked me to officially be his girlfriend in front of a bunch of people. I said no, and he replied in a very pompous way, saying he didn’t care if he got fired if we were together, and he didn’t care if he lost his job because he just wanted to be with me.’
Emily added that the manager even turned up at her house at 2.30am one morning to give her a card with $100 (£80) inside.
She handed the card back and told the then 25-year-old to ‘back off’.
Shortly after, Davidson allegedly began being verbally abusive towards the teenager at work.
Emily didn’t report him until he began showing interest in another young girl at the restaurant – she said that it was then she realised that he wasn’t going to stop.
Houser reported Davidson and handed in her two weeks’ notice.
But following an investigation by Chili’s, the boss was allegedly moved to another of the chain’s restaurants and co-workers threw a party.
Posts on social media showed a cake at the event which read ‘F*** Emily Houser’, along with the hashtag #teamjosh.
One co-worker wrote: ‘Have your cake and eat it too hoe #petty’.
All but one of the accounts that posted the cake have since been removed.
A Chili’s spokesperson said that the team members involved in the incident are no longer with the company.
They said: ‘Chili’s encourages a warm and welcoming workplace to provide our guests with the service they expect.
‘We do not condone and are disappointed by the actions that took place. When this issue surfaced, our franchise partner conducted a thorough investigation.’
Emily said that she was pleased Davidson had been fired, however hoped that her co-workers realised how harmful their actions were.
She added: ‘I don’t want any personal gain from this whatsoever. I just want the people that were involved to understand what they are doing, and what they did to someone.
‘I just want them to stop, because this is the kind of thing that people commit suicide over.’
In a polite, well-mannered society boys learn to accept no from girls, while girls learn to say no with a kind heart.
The cake in the photo above is an example of how mean and angry our society has become. In all honesty, I don’t recall anyone of my generation ever thinking along those lines.
How to mend a broken culture without a strong spiritual leader (such as Adolf Hitler) is an open question. Shutting down extreme pornography would help in my opinion. Shutting down Jewish comedians like Sarah Silverman, Lena Dunham, and Amy Schumer would also help.
Ultimately, it comes down to a commitment to values. Take a look at the Twitter page of Wife with a Purpose and you’ll see what I mean.i
One more thing. The use of Facebook by anyone under say age 26 ought to be banned. It’s disrupting, horrible influence.