Thursday, October 14, 2004

Phone Rape?

TV Host O'Reilly Accused of Harassment:
Both sides filed lawsuits Wednesday, with the woman, Andrea Mackris, saying the commentator had phone sex with her against her wishes three times.

How, exactly, does someone have phone sex with you against your wishes? The term "phone sex" implies more than just a single rude comment, which means that at some point during the "phone sex" process, she could have hung up the phone. For that matter, "phone sex" usually also implies a certain level of interactivity. If it's just one person talking, that's not really "phone sex", it's just an obscene phone call.

Now, I don't mean to suggest, based solely on this, that this woman's harassment suit has no merit. It could just as easily be sloppy wording on the part of the reporter writing the story. Goodness knows there's plenty of that in the world of journalism these days.

2 comments:

Kwik2Jujj said...

Possible explanation: Maybe Andrea sets her ringer on "vibrate" and keeps her phone in a front pocket. Then O'Reilly (that cad!) places his unsolicited and lascivious calls to get his jollies. That's the best I can come up with anyway.

Salvius said...

You know, I believe they actually sell vibrators that can be connected to cell phones for exactly that purpose. Unfortunately, I'm at work right now, so I can't hunt down a link to a vendor...