[ExI] privacy again

PJ Manney pjmanney at gmail.com
Thu Mar 10 18:01:44 UTC 2016

I am disappointed in many people on this list and how they responded to
this story. Your lack of information and empathy is mind-boggling. Your
assumptions, based on absolutely nothing more than your biases and
intellectual compulsions, are a big reason few women participate in this
forum. The biases usually manifests in subtler ways that I personally
couldn't care less about, and are not worthy of reply, but this was a doozy
that demanded response.

Here is the follow-up:

Yes, she won. And for a damn good reason.

If you actually RESEARCHED THE CASE, Marriott was sued because they not
only told the perpetrator which room Erin Andrews was staying in, they
allowed him to book the adjoining room, so he could monitor her. It had
little to do with peephole technology or other ways of invading the room.
They broke their own privacy policies at the front desk, and facilitated a
stalker causing her great pain and career trauma. If you think being a
woman and having naked pictures of yourself on the Internet against your
will sound like fun, you have no empathy. It can destroy a person's life.
And if you think trying to be taken seriously in a male-dominated industry
with those nude videos floating around sounds easy, you're nuts. Marriott,
and every hotel chain in the world, needs to learn a lesson here. They make
women less safe. She deserved every penny to get them to feel the pain and
reinforce their policies.

The perp plead guilty to the criminal charges and he has already served 2
years time. Her more recent civil suit also included him. This is the
second case.

Really, was finding this information that hard, that you had to make up
little stories to demean Andrews?

I recommend you click on the comments in the second article, click the
"Reader's Pick" tab and educate yourself. Stalking happens to every woman
you know, regardless of age, "attractiveness," fame, or status. As Margaret
Atwood famously said, "Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are
afraid that men will kill them."

Women have a fear of rape or murder lurking at the back of the minds every
day. If they say they don't, they're trying not to alarm you, or sound
whiny, or they rarely leave the house. If you think that's something that
should change, try becoming part of a solution, and not part of the
mansplaining mythologizing that demeans women and their life experiences.
Would you have said the same things if the victim was your mother? Your
sister? Your wife? Your daughter?

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