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Caught in the 'Honey Fly Trap' Biden Helped Create

By Rob Tenery, MD on April 13, 2019

Over the years, our evolving standards of sensitivity have come to overwhelm our daily lives. The simple things that were once taken for granted and understood to be harmless, have now become a determent to our interaction as humans. When I speak of those things “taken for granted or understood to be harmless,” I am not speaking of things that broke cultural taboos or laws, just regular interaction that might have had a tinge of flirtatiousness in nature.

During my many years in the workforce, in both the public and private sector, sexual harassment was understood to encompass sexual advances that were unwanted, but the initiator continued to make the unwanted advances. A further definition includes behavior that is gross and unacceptable even if it only occurred one time. For instance, someone flashing a private body part, or a photo of a private body part would not be appropriate in any instance and immediately identified as 'sexual harassment'.

In the past, if a person found someone of the opposite or same sex attractive and thought that person was someone they would like to get to know better, they would take an active step in introducing themselves to that person, hands off of course. Typically, the first thing that would happen is that the person would attempt to gain eye contact and see if the other person would share an inviting gaze. This would happen whether the person was a co-worker, or a stranger encountered while out shopping, or any number of other activities.

There are many cases where males and females have engaged in over the top behavior when it comes to making their interest known to the person they find attractive. There are other times when an accidental contact was mistaken for more than what it really was.

This week, we find a long-term politician caught in a 'Honey Fly Trap' that he himself advanced to the point that an innocent hug can now be called inappropriate and creepy. Former Vice President Joe Biden has been called out for making women feel uncomfortable because of his physically expressive and engaging manner of greeting women. In one instance, he is accused of putting his hands on and rubbing a woman’s shoulders, leaning in close to her from behind sniffing her hair and kissing the back of her head. In another account, a woman says that he put his hand high upon her thigh and left it there despite the frantic look she displayed on her face. In neither case did he touch the woman in what we consider to be a private area, just violated their space.

If you will recall, Joe Biden is one of the politicians on the Left that has been in the forefront of accusing Republicans and Conservatives of being insensitive to women. Not only has he been out front calling them insensitive, he has also been out front in saying that they don’t care about women and their issues. He is also one, who when on the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. Senate, used his platform as a member and chairman of the committee to smear and slander nominees of the opposite party with accusations and innuendo about their treatment of women. If there is an instant when he came to the defense of the Republican or Conservative, it will be hard to find.

 Joe Biden has been one of the top politicians in the country to full-throatily embrace the further move to the left of his part and American Politics. The foundation that he laid on the Senate Judiciary Committee against such nominees as, now Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Supreme Court Nominee Robert Bork, are now at his doorstep. The former went through a brutal confirmation hearing where Senator Joe Biden allowed unprovable, unsubstantiated accusation to come into the hearing to smear Thomas in a hope to derail the nomination. The actions of Biden and others in his party sowed the seeds for the 'Honey Fly Trap' that he finds himself in today.

Odell Brown, author of Rights in America: A Different Black Man’s Rational Perspective





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