Running a news-oriented blog is pretty interesting. All kinds of things come your way--but a note today, given the context of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer's sex scandal, was not only shocking, but frightening.
A New York woman taped a prominent attorney demanding oral sex from her for his services, and haranguing her about his contacts and his power. She says that her complaint, reported on by several media sources, was forwarded to then-NY Attorney General Eliot Spitzer back in 2006.
It was fairly common for women breaking gender barriers in the 1960's and 1970's to be sexually harassed. This is now the 21st century, and still men with power are abusing that power for sex. What's wrong here?
Spitzer, in his brief statement, said that his link to a inter-state prostitution investigation, is a "private matter." If a self-declared Eliot Ness, pro-family man who proudly calls himself "the steamroller" in his ballyhooed battles against corruption acts as Spitzer did, should we be surprised that sexual demands and harassment run rampant in our society?