Not what I want from a journalist...
I don't understand this. What is this? Is such a thing legally enforceable? Do people have the chutzpah to put this in serious contracts, or is this some kind of whacky church or the like? I know that in the UK just putting something in a contract doesn't actually make it legally enforceable, but does something like this fly in whichever state in the US this woman is in?
"Write about marriage law policy, encouraging traditional marriage for the good of children."
Is it enforceable, IANAL but I think it really depends on where you are.
I find the personal and social implications much more interesting.
Millions of people lie the most important humans in their life, their partners.
I'm organizing a polyamory meet-up every month and the new people there often have the same kind of questions. They are in a monogamous relationship and want to "meet" other people (often, but not only, for sex) and want to know how they could get their partners to approve of this.
All they want a magical solution, but everything I can say is "talk to each other".
But most people treat their relationships as an entity that exists in its own realm.
They have their lifes and their relationships.
They don't talk to each other about what they really want, but plan marriage, kids and whatnot.
I mean, you're about to join a website whose sole purpose is to help you cheat on your spouse, can you take literally 1 minute of your time to create `email@example.com` and make it your "cheating address"?
I knew CC information were leaked as well but I didn't know there were searchable DB for these as well.
If he's going to out those that "hypocritically crusade for legally enforced morality", fair enough. But then I'm going to have a field day criticizing those that "hypocritically crusade against legally enforced morality" while actually expecting to live under the umbrella of such a system.
He adds: "It’s worth remembering that the reality is often far more complex than the smug moralizers suggest", which is true. But I also find worth remembering that the reality is often far more complex than the smug anti-moralizers suggest too.
What does this mean?
I don't exactly have a lot of sympathy for this woman. Or any one caught up in this mess.
"My institution has a morality clause in all contracts."
Choose to sign the contract, choose to sign up for the site, choose to (maybe) have an affair?
Aside from my lack of sympathy, I don't think this woman has done something unforgivable, or that makes her "unhireable". People make mistakes all the time, shit happens. I have to say that if your in a place where this "matters" then you need to address those issues, and move on. Its a big world, your an adult and free to make your own decisions both good and bad.
edit: in fact I think we need a kind of regulation that prohibits firings/requirements based on things which aren't explicitly necessarily to complete the tasks associated with a job -- to prevent the current moral disaster that is employer ownership of their employees' private lives as well as bowing to social media witch hunts against anyone who dares utter a sentence which contradicts the social justice orthodoxy which are becoming more and more prevalent.
"I also used to write about marriage law policy, encouraging traditional marriage for the good of children. My institution has a morality clause in all contracts."
In this case her job was to uphold the institution that she was violating. She was part of supporting the "moral disaster".
Its about the fact that she has a morality clause in her contract, and that she's going to get fired for upholding an arcane and backwards system that she can no longer support herself.
Its not like they don't beat you over the head with support groups for both patient and loved ones when you get ill. She had options for "seeking comfort" that didn't involve her violating her own beliefs.
Should I feel sympathy that she broke her contract? Should I feel sympathy that she told others to live to a standard that she could not live to herself? Should I feel sympathy that she held on to an ideal rather than the real? Just because I don't have sympathy doesn't mean I give a shit about what she has done. As I have said people make mistakes all the time, and what she did wouldn't impact me hiring or working for, or working with her, or being her friend. Its simply irrelevant.
it's violating her beliefs when they became inconvenient, after spending her life shitting on others who didn't believe the same as she used to
I also used to write about marriage law policy, encouraging traditional
marriage for the good of children. My institution has a morality clause in
This isn't some private person who got caught up in an affair; this is a person who spent her life hurting others because of how they had sex or choices they made of which she didn't approve (not that it was ever her business), so it's awesome to have a little turnabout.