Stop the clocks!

Batali, 57, had been accused on Monday, in a bombshell report by New York food website Eater, of having sexually harassed a series of women working in his kitchens.

Three of his former employees, and a fellow chef, accused Batali of groping or inappropriately touching them.

In the following days, additional former workers came forward with similar accusations. One waitress told the New York Times he was known as the “Red Menace”.

Chef abuses waitresses.

Top end kitchens might be the purest distillation of testosterone outside a fighter pilot convention. Perhaps it shouldn’t be so but it is.

10 comments on “Stop the clocks!

  1. What are the parameters of “abuse” here? A verbal slagging –when Ramsey is a media star from such? Brushing against some female as people mill thro’ a crowded space?

    Look up some media pundits. Even say Stephan Molyneux–who was most jubilant about leftist trash being exposed as sex hypocrites is now running video segments warning about how matters are moving in the direction I said they would . That is a “panic” that started out with two-faced leftist males in the firing line is now being double-down weaponised against ALL types of men everywhere. All of whom are getting the Jimmy Savile treatment. Being sprayed with bullshit.

    Even the orig leftist-crew accusation have lots of the same stench of Savile style nonsense-that-could-only-be-believed-in-a-panic about them. For example the original “molested a 14 year old boy” claim about Spacey. Much as I hate smug (formerly–not so much now I imagine) leftist trash like Spacey the 14 year old just happened to be hanging about in a homosexual dive. Even a stupid 14 year old should have the nous to realise if you don’t want to be approached or pestered by homos then the best idea is not to go to places where they hang out. The claim Spacey “assaulted” 20 men at some London Theatre is esp egregious . All at once? Is he the Bruce Lee of homosexual assault? Bullshit-in the classic Savile -claim style. It can’t be long now before Satanic cult membership shows up on his resume.

    Hetero-wise it is again not at all clear that even Weinstein has actually “assaulted” anyone. Walking around your own hotel room naked is not and should not be a crime. Of course he should not be inviting women there at the same time but unless he exposes himself in the hotel corridor or other public place he still has not committed a crime. Or unless he puts (putz?) his nudiness between the women and escape and proceeds to grab etc.

    And when a sane and sober light is cast on all the other “accusations” the vast majority of them will also evaporate back to the upper atmosphere of Planet Bullshit.

    They are being made only because the scum of marxist feminism see another chance to get up a head of steam to criminalise male sexuality. And are quite happy to throw femmi-sucking leftist male scum into the furnace if it helps their man-hating, society-destroying cause.

  2. Mr Ecks – “Even a stupid 14 year old should have the nous to realise if you don’t want to be approached or pestered by homos then the best idea is not to go to places where they hang out.”

    If only 14 year olds had the judgement and wisdom of adults. Of course then they would be allowed to drink, drive and have sex legally, wouldn’t they? This is the sort of victim blaming that makes the Left look like they have a case. 14 year old boys ought to be able to move fairly freely in society without being raped by predators.

  3. What has been interesting about this has been the grossly disproportional ethnic backgrounds of the offenders. Who is surprised that an Italian American chef is so …. Italian? Who would expect an Italian to be anything else?

    That half a dozen African Americans are in trouble is no surprise. I mean, come on, if the same rules were applied to Blacks as are applied to WASPs none of them would be in the limelight. The campus rape epidemic is always shown as a WASP problem by the media but it is actually disproportionately an African American problem – with a surprisingly large Asian group as well.

    The exception is how strongly Jewish this scandal has been. It looks like w@nking off was what Dominique Strauss Kahn did as well so perhaps it is an ethnic thing. Perhaps not. Either way, it is not looking good for the Jewish community in America.

    There are some WASPs who have been accused but they are few and far between. Hollywood has been telling us all for generations that we should be less like the uptight WASPs with all that bottled up emotion and self control. We should be more ethnic. You know, like the Greeks (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) or the Italians or the Jews. Let it all hang out. As so many of them have been.

  4. “14 year old boys ought to be able to move fairly freely in society without being raped by predators.”

    In general certainly. And if the unfortunate youth had been approached while having a leak in an ordinary public toilet you would be quite correct.

    However In both the US and UK a 14 year old shouldn’t be in a boozer of any sort., Going to a well-known homosexual watering hole at that age suggests a possible agenda .

    You SMFS would and indeed have pointed out how under-dressed women contribute to their own problems on the street. The same applies to 14 year olds going to dives where they should have more sense–or be honest about why they are there.

  5. Indeed SMFS Spacey is not the only smugster around. Your attitude is always one who is himself somehow beyond any danger of being trapped by the very kangaroo accusations he approves of when they land on others.

    Indeed you should examine your own life and relations with women. You –of course– have never done anything that might be twisted into an accusation against you. And even if you haven’t ever acted less than impeccably –so what? All that is needed is you to have had contact with a female freakster–psychopath, attention-seeker (“Me Too, Me Too”), ( not a sleb freak in your case tho’) or (lousy) life-justifier*–who remembers you and thinks you might fit the frame.

    I don’t wish ill on any non-leftist usually and I don’t do so now–but it might just knock some of the smugness out of you to find yourself innocent and in the situation of those you are so quick to denounce as guilty.

    *Life-Justifier is where the alleged victim has fucked up their own life–drink,drugs, sluttery, four kids by four wasters etc–but thinks to shift the guilt with the “On the Waterfront” ploy–“I coulda been someone, I coulda been a contendah–If only that evil man hadn’t molested, raped, abused –whatever- when I was a likkul etc.etc”.

  6. Not sure where this all goes, when you consider that men basically want lots of sex, when you consider that a large attraction of jobs like movie production is being around lots of young women.

    If men aren’t going to get “casting couch” perks, what happens? You’ve just made movie production a less enticing job for men. And no, women won’t step into those shoes. If women were as good at it, they’d already be there. Men are going to want something else to keep doing it.

  7. ‘Three of his former employees, and a fellow chef, accused Batali of groping or inappropriately touching them.

    In the following days, additional former workers came forward with similar accusations. One waitress told the New York Times he was known as the “Red Menace”.’

    Notice that all the ‘victims’ had been silent for some time. That is the problem with all this hype. The alleged actions were not deemed serious enough by the ‘victims’ to speak up at the time of the alleged offenses, delegitimizing today’s flood of reports.

    A statute of limitations on ‘groping’ should be very short. Claiming someone groped you a year ago is stupid. Stupid to say; stupid to be reacted to.

  8. I’m just waiting for a male – the bastard! – to be accused of hurtfully rejecting a sexual advance made by a woman.

    When I was young and subject to such advances I always tried to effect such rejections in as kind a way as I could. I wouldn’t be amused to be accused now of having been needlessly cruel forty years ago by some bird whose existence I couldn’t even remember.

    Did I say “bird”? Bastard!

  9. I dunno about the truth of the allegations about Batali but any bloke who wears Crocs in a professional kitchen deserves to swing.

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