Julian658 wrote:He is a gentleman
Yea, maybe.... maybe.
I remember he was given a lot of shit by liberal types and the media when he said that he doesn't have dinner/lunch/whatever alone with any woman that isn't his wife or daughter (he said something like that). I remember a lot of the people I work with were also making fun of him for that at the lunch table. I was the loner that defended him on this one. Here's why I think Pence is right to have that approach with women, and why I think all men should do the same:
I've always maintained that same approach as Pence. I just never bothered to vocalize it with anyone. On a few occasions, female coworkers would stop by my cube and say "hey, let's get lunch." I would say sure, but then I would try hard to get at least 1,2 other people to join us (usually wasn't hard to get someone else to join us). Even another woman joining the lunch is fine. The point for me, is to not have lunch with just a woman and myself only.
It's not because I fear that I would or she would do something inappropriate. It's because of everyone else around us. People LOOOOOOVE to gossip, speculate, and just make shit up. I do this to avoid the drama that comes with such wild speculation. Here's a true example of what I mean. I like to take walks outside after lunch. A coworker (male) would often join me on these walks. We were walking and talking about random shit. In the distance, we see another coworker of ours walking with a female coworker of ours. IMMEDIATELY, this guy turns to me and say's "hey... look at them... I wonder if they are dating or something... Isn't he/she married? huuummm I wonder what they are up to..." This is why I avoid being alone with women in the office.