“Caught up in the moment”

Opinion

I find it amazing that many people, both men AND women, are defending Thomas Callaway for slapping the butt of a female reporter during a race.

WTF?

Callaway is 43, a middle-aged white man from Georgia.

He probably was raised by an old white man who thinks that women are property and that this conduct is perfectly okay.

It’s not.

If he doesn’t understand that after being on this Earth for 43 years, 22 as an adult, I’m all for him being arrested and charged with sexual battery, even if it is only a misdemeanor. The publicity compensates some for it being just a misdemeanor.

I’m wondering if the women who are defending him would be okay with this taking place anywhere else, like a grocery store, or a movie theater. It certainly sounds like they would be.

Callaway said that he was “caught up in the moment.”

I say again,

WTF?

What kind of a moment allows a man to slap the butt of an unknown woman? Touching another person in this manner and participating in a race are two separate events. There is no “moment” here that is acceptable to me. There might be if they knew each other, especially if they were intimate…. boyfriend/girlfriend, husband/wife. But even then we know what happens when personal boundaries are not respected.

Guys need to learn to keep their hands to themselves and their dicks in their pants unless invited otherwise.

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