Thursday, December 27, 2012

Wide World Of Sex

Spanning the globe to bring you the latest stories regarding mankind's oldest pastime. That's right, the eternal saga of boy-meets-girl.

Let's start with an unbelievable account of a woman who was fired for being too attractive. In fact, according to court reports, she was downright irresistible.

Hot Worker Fired For Being Irresistible
A dentist acted legally when he fired an assistant that he found attractive simply because he and his wife viewed the woman as a threat to their marriage, the all-male Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday.

The court ruled 7-0 that bosses can fire employees they see as an "irresistible attraction," even if the employees have not engaged in flirtatious behavior or otherwise done anything wrong. Such firings may be unfair, but they are not unlawful discrimination under the Iowa Civil Rights Act because they are motivated by feelings and emotions, not gender, Justice Edward Mansfield wrote.

What a load of crap. Some dude can't control his little head, so he fires the woman who gets him all hot and bothered. I don't know about Iowa dentists, but if I can resist hot co-eds coming on to me for better grades (and yes, it has happened), they should be able to control themselves around their staff.
"These judges sent a message to Iowa women that they don't think men can be held responsible for their sexual desires and that Iowa women are the ones who have to monitor and control their bosses' sexual desires," said attorney Paige Fiedler. "If they get out of hand, then the women can be legally fired for it."
Knight fired Nelson and gave her one month's severance. He later told Nelson's husband that he worried he was getting too personally attached and feared he would eventually try to start an affair with her.
And that's grounds for firing her? GMAFB.

Where's the outraged women's groups on this one? Maybe they're not speaking up because, for the most part, I have yet to meet an attractive feminist. And what would have happened if the dentist was gay, and fired a hunky guy? Gay rights supporters would have come out of the woodwork.

On the other hand, maybe there is a good reason for upholding the firing. Otherwise it might have led to a worker's compensation claim.

Businesswoman injured in hotel room romp wins payout
A frisky businesswoman injured having sex in a hotel is looking forward to a bumper payout after winning her battle for industrial compensation.

The civil servant was making love to a friend during a work trip when a glass light fitting was torn from its mount above the bed.
Enthusiastic wench, wot?

She was taken to hospital in the town of Nowra, 100 miles south of her hometown of Sydney, Australia, for treatment and later suffered depression which forced her to give up her job.

Her claim for worker's compensation for her physical and psychological injuries was initially approved by government insurer Comcare, then rejected after further investigation.

A tribunal agreed with Comcare that her injuries were not suffered in the course of her employment, saying the government had not induced or encouraged the woman's sexual conduct.
Unlike the U.S. government, which screws its employees and citizens at every opportunity.
The tribunal also found the sex was "not an ordinary incident of an overnight stay" such as showering, sleeping and eating.
I used to travel on business quite frequently. I can testify that sex was not an ordinary part of my overnight stays, no matter how much I wished otherwise. However...
That ruling was overturned in the Federal Court, when Judge John Nicholas rejected the tribunal's findings that the sex had to be condoned by the government if she were to qualify for compensation.
I don't pretend to understand Australian law, but it beggars common sense that an intensely personal act such as intercourse -- especially outside of normal business hours and away from one's place of employment -- can be considered as grounds for worker's compensation. Suppose I was on a business trip, stayed too long in the hotel bar, and tripped and fell on my way back to my room, injuring myself. Would I then be eligible for worker's comp?

Evidently so, if I worked for Uncle Sugar.

Finally, we have this story from Spain.

Car-bomb threat sparks megabrothel evacuation in Spain
Some 300 people had to evacuate from a Spanish brothel after masked men left a car bomb at its parking lot.
First of all, I live in the Bible Belt. We have megachurches down here, not megabrothels. I didn't even know such things existed. (Well, except for the Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, which was was just down the road a ways. But that's a special case. Go to the link and read the real story, not that fictionalized Hollywood crap.) Second of all, I simply can't conceive of such an establishment so large that 300 people could patronize it at one time.

Police in the town of La Jonquera near the border with France were tipped off Sunday night by a security guard at Paradise, one of Spain’s legal brothels.

Did you ever notice that these places always located near a border?
People were evacuated from the building as the police bomb squad found and disarmed the explosive device. Spain’s Europa Press agency says it consisted of two butane gas tanks, around a kilogram of TNT and dynamite, with a fuse attached, citing sources close to the investigation.

People living in La Jonquera believe the incident to be part of a turf war between gangs.

Paradise was opened in October 2010, and its 200 sex workers serve clients from both Spain and France. It’s located just next to a tunnel entrance, which goes under the Pyrenees Mountains linking the two countries.
I won't even venture a comment on the symbolism of a brothel being located near a tunnel...


Old NFO said...

Both are just unbelievable... Much less that the courts actually UPHELD them!!! Sigh

CenTexTim said...

Like ol' Willie Shakespeare once said, "The law is an ass..."