More than twelve years ago, a woman nearly unseated the President of the United States.
Just a few weeks ago, a woman got a publishing icon fired from a company he had raised.
Before shutting himself off from the world, David Davidar decided to confuse us all with three words – ‘consensual, flirtatious relationship’.
Can flirting turn into sexual misconduct? We spoke to professionals in the media, theatre and publishing industries across India, and here’s some of what they had to say:
“I think it’s essential to have an office spouse.”
“Sometimes, you vibe so well with someone that you like dressing up for that person, you miss that person when he is not around, and work is a lot of fun because of that connection. The colleague I’m referring to is married.”
“I’ve gone as far as kissing. I do love my boyfriend very deeply. But…”
“You know, honestly, I think women are to blame.”
“An experienced correspondent said he wanted to discuss a story and stayed in the girl’s room until past midnight. Then he told her he could make sure she went places, if she cooperated, and when she asked what he meant, he tried to force himself on her.”
Watch out for the complete article on Sify.com this weekend! You can read it at http://www.sify.com/weekend