Now a university has decided that it is “sexual harassment” if a man is… too tall. You read that right. If a tall man asks out a woman, then the university officials at Mizzou think it is “sexual harassment.”
You may think it unbelievable, but this is the nonsense we are getting used to from our system of “higher learning.”
According to the Daily Wire, school officials are now saying that a tall man could be violating the school’s Title IX policy if he is taller than a woman he asks out on a date. Because his physical size gives him “power” over her.
When a Mizzou official was questioned regarding a case where a black male Ph.D. candidate at the school asked out a white female fitness trainer, she bizarrely suggested that the fact that the male student was larger than the female student gave him “power over her” and violated school policy.
The Daily Wire previously reported on the case in July. The male student, who The Daily Wire will refer to as John Doe, asked out the female fitness instructor, who will be identified as Jane Roe. She said she was busy but discussed with him possibly going out later that month. Two days later, she told him to “stop making romantic advances toward her,” according to John’s lawsuit against Mizzou. Despite not wanting to date him, Jane asked John to keep taking her dance classes.
As the case proceeded in the school’s kangaroo court, Mizzou’s Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Cathy Scroggs, was asked if the accusations of sexual harassment against the man satisfied the school’s criteria for a violation. Scroggs said it did because “I think he was perceived as having power over her.”
She was further questioned as to the “nature of [John’s] power over her.” The interviewer asked if it was just John’s “size” that contributed to that “power.”
Scroggs responded: “His physical size.”
Scroggs also added that the man in the case did not have to be a boss, a teacher, or hold any position of official power or authority over the woman to be in violation. His physical size alone was enough.
So, now liberals are saying that tall men should not be allowed to ask women out because they are too tall.
This is the lunacy of liberalism.
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