The Pence Rule Revisited

By: Jason L. Van Dyke, Esq.

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Vice President Pence was ridiculed in the months following the election when he revealed a rule that he follows in his private life: He will never place himself into a situation where he is alone with a woman other than his wife. Feminists, beta soyboys, and mentally ill journos screeched with glee as Vice President Pence was lampooned for a rule that, to many, seemed quaint or even puritanical. At the time, I used social media to point out that the Boy Scouts of America have a similar rule for adult leaders: No adult is ever to be alone with a child other than his own son. In both cases, the reasoning for rules of this nature are clear: There is a demonstrable need for both gentlemen and the organizations they represent to protect themselves from tall tales of sexual misconduct told by women and children. [1]

 

Feminists, together with the cucks who carry their purses, have long stated that “every woman has a right to be believed” when it comes to claims of sexual harassment and assault. This is bullshit. I am unaware of any studies indicating that having a vagina makes a person any more or less truthful. While there are only two genders, there are stacks of sexual assault allegations that have caused men to be expelled, fired, or arrested simply because someone thought that a person with a vagina was more credible than a person with a penis. The latest prominent victim of this mindset is Roy Moore. The accusations against him were non-credible at best – but that didn’t stop Mitch McConnell and many others from believing them. When this story broke, I simply asked myself which scenario was more likely: (a) A gentleman with a lengthy career in Alabama politics was a pervert some forty years ago; or (b) the accusers are left-wing operatives utilizing the insatiable hatred of the mentally ill news toward conservatives to cause as much damage to President Trump’s agenda as possible. I suspect at some point, we will see a story somewhere in the Huffington Compost describing how these women didn’t lie; they simply recited alternative facts.

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On December 7, 2017, attorney Roberta Kaplan wrote the following in a commentary for CNN:

 

“Some men are now reporting that they plan to avoid women at work or follow the ‘Pence rule.’ named for Vice President Mike Pence, who has said that he does not eat alone with women who are not his wife or attend an event without her if alcohol will be served. Going in that direction is a big mistake. Instead, as this #MeToo moment reaches across industries and demonstrates the pervasiveness of workplace harassment; companies need to set clear values, and then live by them. [2]

 

I will save my own readers the seven minutes and three beers it took me to read Kaplan’s article: Her solution to this supposed epidemic of sexual assault is increased empowerment of women, more female voices in the workforce, and everything else you would expect from a patriarchy-smashing feminist. Combine this with the “right to be believed” and you’re only a few small steps away from a situation where questioning the veracity of a woman’s allegation that she was sexually harassed or assaulted will be considered a form of sexual harassment in and of itself. Without any sort of politically correct means through which to sort out the liars, gentlemen have no choice but to protect themselves at the office. The Pence Rule is a great start. [3]

 

Figures on both the right and the left have long recognized how difficult it is for men to overcome false allegations of sexual misconduct at the workplace. Tom Leykis — who opens his show by stating that it’s “not hosted by a right-wing wacko or convicted felon” — hosts what he describes as an on-air adult education class for men interested in getting more pussy for less money. [4] To this end, Tom came up with rules for his listeners that included a prohibition on dating single mothers, spending more than $40.00 on a date, or continuing to date any woman that would not consent to sex by the end of the third date. I used to listen to Tom’s show in my younger years (it was on AM radio in Detroit) and recall his admonition that a man should never date a woman in his workplace unless he is willing to lose his job over such a relationship. His advice to male listeners was to say only three things to women in the workplace: (1) Hello, (2) How are you? (Optional), and (3) Goodbye.

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Roberta Kaplan is wrong, while both Michael Pence and Tom Leykis are correct: Gentlemen DO need to protect themselves at work. Kaplan states that such precautions are “incompatible with the laws requiring that women be afforded equal opportunity in the workplace,” and Tom’s advice on conversing with female coworkers is certainly a bit extreme. Nevertheless, gentlemen need to be extra careful to keep conversations with female co-workers within proper professional boundaries. They should abstain completely from intraoffice romance (and especially dating subordinates). [4] There is also no reason for a gentleman in a professional environment to take any woman (except his wife) to lunch without another person present — and the presence of a third person does not inhibit the rights of women in the workplace. If women have a problem with gentlemen who choose to exercise caution in their professional lives, perhaps they should reflect on some of the cultural changes that made such discretion a necessity. [5]

 

[1] At this point in the article, my stalkers (Hello to Asher, Ken and Robert) will be preparing their tweets about how I am now justifying sexual harassment in the workplace or sexual assault on women. I have included this endnote so I can take the opportunity to tell them to mind their own fucking business

 

[2] http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/07/opinions/companies-sexual-harassment-pence-rule-kaplan-opinion/index.html

 

[3] This article did not address the portion of the Pence Rule in which our vice president stated that he avoids attending events where alcohol is served unless accompanied by his wife. I believe this is sound advice. However, if a gentleman cannot avoid such functions, he must certainly abstain from alcoholic beverages at such functions.

 

[4] https://blowmeuptom.com/leykis101/

 

[5] Obviously, if a gentleman’s sexual preference is for other men, the rules stated in this article should be applied in such a manner as common sense would dictate. However, it is worth noting that not even gay men are entirely immune from spurious accusations of inappropriate conduct from women.

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Author: Jason L. Van Dyke, Esq.

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