If I were a man, I’d be pretty upset about what people are intimating about my gender lately; Specifically that men are incapable of controlling their impulses. A significant portion of the American population seems to believe it’s so hard to prevent men from murdering innocent people that the only way to address it is to encourage other men to murder the murderers.
Now, the Iowa Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that a dentist was within his rights to fire a female employee solely on the basis of his inability to control his attraction to her. (There are, incidentally, no women on the Iowa Supreme Court.)
From the AP, “Nelson, 32, worked for Knight for 10 years, and he considered her a stellar worker. But in the final months of her employment, he complained that her tight clothing was distracting, once telling her that if his pants were bulging that was a sign her clothes were too revealing, according to the opinion.”
Nelson argued she would not have been fired if she were male. (Knight has an all-female staff.) Knight argued Nelson was not fired because of her gender, but because – after consulting with his wife and pastor – he decided she was a threat to his marriage, regardless of the fact that she never expressed any interest in him or an affair.
See, in addition to men being unable to control their sexual impulses, women apparently have no power to choose their sexual partners. From Jezebel, “Knight gave Nelson one month’s severance, and later, in the most awkward conversation ever, told Nelson’s husband that he was becoming so attracted to Nelson that he worried he would start an affair with her.” He would ‘start’ it. The affair she had no interest in having, for which she was fired.
The court found no evidence of gender discrimination.