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Response to seabeyond (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:31 AM

28. He was in the more powerful position

 

so she is presented as the one who seduced him for personal gain.

Typically when you seduce an underling the personal gain is pretty straight forward: you do it for the sex/companionship.

When you do it to someone many many times higher in position than you the assumption is that you're doing it to curry favors and gain power that way.

And that is how this story is being presented.

We can't really say this is sexist without looking at an actual woman in power who got hit with this sort of scandal involving a male inferior.

As is there are two possible variables: gender, but also a great disparity in power. You can't assume it all comes back to one.

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