This man asked for advice on handling sexual harassment from his boss, and the ladies were happy to oblige.
As accusations of sexual harassment and assault against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein come to light, the Man with Everything Facebook page sparked a conversation that went viral. Over the weekend, he posted a stock photo of an attractive man with red hair, a black long-sleeved shirt, and tight jeans, then wrote:
“My handsome younger brother had his pen*s grabbed by his boss, the powerful & famous Claire, CEO. He’s not sure what to do. Suggestions?”
The Man with Everything page skewers sexism and stereotypes about men and women with scathing wit. He’s reeled in over 200,000 followers with gems like, “Husbands! How do you make chores fun to encourage your wife and kids to lend a hand?” and “MEN! Just a little reminder to smile today, because women like positive men.” The “handsome brother” seeking sexual harassment advice also appeared a month ago. He was thinking of running for public office, and wanted to know how “to be seen as a person, rather than just a man.”
Here’s the hilarious Facebook post. Please note, this is not meant to disparage men who’ve actually been sexually harassed. It does happen and these stereotypes about men and women make it hard for them to seek help as well.
Women jokingly roast male ‘victim’ of sexual harassment.
The folks who follow the page had a field day as they hilariously chimed in with their “advice.” Of course, their responses pointedly evoked how women — like those who’ve spoken out against the likes of Harvey Weinstein and Donald Trump — are treated when they accuse men and male bosses of sexual harassment.
“Before we go and vilify Claire, who has a life and career that could be ruined, let’s ask some important questions,” replied one tongue-in-cheek respondent who expressed “concern” about the boss’s life being ruined. “Why was he flaunting his penis in a place where it could be so easily grabbed if he didn’t WANT it grabbed? Are we certain he’s not doing this for money and attention? Has anybody else in his life grabbed his penis? Did he want it then? How are we so sure he didn’t want Claire to do it, if he’s been okay with it before?”
Others proved equally skeptical, as will seem familiar to any woman who’s ever tried to report sexual harassment or sexual assault. “I’m not being funny but, dress like that and you can’t blame Claire, I mean poor Claire, just a really lovely family woman, a real woman’s woman,” another woman wrote. “She’s even got a couple of males as friends and they’d never made such horrible lies up about her, so what’s this bro’s problem? Bet he’s trying to cash in. Disgusting. Ruining Claire’s life for the money. Bet it’s not the first time he’s said these things. Nobody seems to be sticking up for Claire, always the way.”
“Girls will be girls! It’s like boys walk around looking for something to be offended by,” chimed in another commenter. “Take it as a compliment, sweetie. 5 years from now when his looks fade and [his] body loses its appeal he’ll miss getting that kind of attention.”
And then there’s the old, “Look how he’s sitting! In my day, if men didn’t want to be grabbed by the dick, they held an aspirin between their knees. Quit whining and learn some modesty.”
Plus, a man shouldn’t object to getting noticed by their boss, even if that involves a little sexual harassment. “Awwww c’mon….” Girls will be girls” a woman And nothing wrong with getting some attention from the boss ;)”
Many commenters also expressed concern about how these sexual harassment accusations might hurt the boss and her family. Or, as one wrote, “We also need to consider the impact this is having on Claire’s family.”
“Is he married? I can’t see a ring,” another Facebook user snarked. “Even if he isn’t, wearing one might help, as Claire is more likely to respect another woman’s territory.”
If you enjoy this humor, you can follow Man with it All‘s Facebook page here. He also has a book out with a photo of a man in a suit holding a briefcase while vacuuming. The title is, “From Frazzled to Fabulous: How to Juggle a Successful Career,” it’s packed with tips on “Fatherhood, ‘Me-Time’ and Looking Good,” and you can buy it on Amazon.