Originally Posted by badhatharry
Benjy seems to be saying that it's pretty clear that what Bialik described is sexual harassment. I would just ask him to consider if perhaps Ms. Bialik was sending messages that made Cain (if the incident happened) assume his advances would be accepted. It happens.
Having a lot of trouble thinking of a signal that would invite a.
a direct reach for a woman's genitals & pushing a woman's head towards one's crotch, with no incremental escalation of physical contact first, and b.
the remark "you want a job, right?" in response to a woman's resistance to this behavior. I'm old fashioned that way.