For Al Franken it was the allegation about unwelcome kissing. Now, his career in the U.S. Senate is finished. He resigned today. Here are the details.
The issue, of course, and in so much of the allegations about sexual misconduct, is: What is unwelcome?
Given the severe consequences of even being accused of inappropriate sexual behavior, folks will stop engaging in casual acts of kissing - all forms. Even that peck on the cheek could be misinterpreted.
That shift away from kissing has already started. For the business marketing group holiday party here, there was air-kissing.
Should we want to signal more of a degree of affection, you got it: We will explicitly ask permission before taking that step of actually planting a kiss on anyone.
Reflection: Publishing a popular book couldn't save a career.
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