Reader letter: What is deemed bad behaviour?
PUBLISHED: 15:57 07 November 2017 | UPDATED: 15:57 07 November 2017
There does not seem to be a day goes by without the news programmes telling us of somebody being accused of inappropriate behaviour or worse. First thing to remember is these people are being 'tried out of court' and even if they were eventually found innocent, their lives have already been ruined. I have always felt in cases of accusation of rape both the accused and the accuser should be afforded anonymity in the interests of a fair trial.
It seems now, what may in the past have been taken by people as a form of compliment or a perfectly normal thing to do, ie touching someone on the shoulder, is now viewed as ‘inappropriate behaviour performed with intent’. Perhaps one might now say it’s political correctness gone mad. However I worry with the way things are progressing we might end up with people being fearful of even shaking someone’s hand for fear of being accused of inappropriate behaviour.
Let’s get a proper perspective on this whole subject.