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"All of which might come as a surprise to Melissa Nelson, a 33-year-old dental assistant in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Ms. Nelson, you see, was fired in 2010 by her dentist boss, James Knight, because she was too attractive. Mr. Knight, who is married, said he felt that Ms. Nelson’s beauty was simply too tempting to pass unnoticed and that he was worried he would have an affair with her. And so as a pre-emptive move (and at his wife’s insistence), he fired her."

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Jul. 18th, 2013 01:33 am (UTC)
As usual, Kimmel calls the bullshit. But for crying out loud, how did this case go through TWO courts and still end up in favor of the employer?

'Foxtrot' the patriarchy.
Jul. 18th, 2013 03:06 am (UTC)
It's impossible to count the number of ways the dentist made a fool out of himself. In the NYT, no less.

You're familiar with Kimmel's work?
Jul. 19th, 2013 01:03 am (UTC)
I have a few of his articles on hand from women's studies, and I used a NYT one in a comp class. I feel like it's important for men to discuss the problems with patriarchy and masculinity because the other men folk don't like to always listen to feminist women (which in problematic in and of itself, but baby steps..)
Jul. 19th, 2013 02:17 am (UTC)
I'll check him out. Discussions about the roles and perceptions of men and women always get pretty lively in my classes. Students who don't make a peep for the rest of the semester dive right in.
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