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CultureMap Tackles Sex Crimes Again

Last week, CultureMap posted a piece (and then another piece) about alleged rapist Ryan Romo. Both pieces were ripped apart by local media, including us.

Now, on the heels of a former Boys and Girls Club executive being arrested for sexual abuse of a minor, CultureMap is back ON IT.

Headline: “Sex crime charges against former Boys & Girls Club exec show advantage of female leadership.” Hmm, okay.

The takeaway, after reporting that less than 2 percent of sex crimes are committed by women:

For organizations that work with children, hiring more women at all levels of leadership is not a fool-proof recipe to eliminate sex crimes. But statistically it stands to reason that such a practice would at the very least lower the number of children exposed to sexual predators. 

So, what happens when one of those women commits a sex crime? Should child-based organizations then search for asexual beings to run them? Machines? Some sort of sassy Rosie the Robot character?

And how, exactly, would organizations explain this move to possible male candidates?

“Well, Mr. Johnson, we’d like to hire you, but since 98 percent of sex crimes are committed by men, we just can’t risk it.”

Come on.

9 comments on “CultureMap Tackles Sex Crimes Again

  1. At least it’s a straight-up opinion piece. Seems they’ve figured out the difference between an editorial and a news story.

  2. There is one big disadvantage to hiring women, though. According to hospitals, women account for 100 percent of pregnancies. Total drain on work productivity.

  3. Bradford’s love affair with CultureMap and Claire St. Amant is still going strong. Bradford, they say that if the errection lasts for more than 4 hours, you need to see your doctor.

  4. Direct quote, from someone we both know: “Are you paying Claire to write these, because you know the number of resulting hits and comments?”

  5. Clearly they’re going with the “being ridiculous” strategy for increasing traffic.

  6. I recently got a call from a confused woman who thought Culture Map was part of the D empire. I’m beginning to understand her confusion. If I didn’t work here, I would have no idea that Culture Map exists. I guarantee that my mother, a lifelong Dallas resident who’s pretty plugged in to what’s going on in this city, has never heard of it. And I’d bet good money that if I walked around Klyde Warren Park during a weekday lunch hour and polled 100 people for their opinion of Culture Map, I’d be met with at least 85 blank stares. I mean, the Culture Map marketing guru is a woman I adore, but I honestly can’t imagine what she’s devoting her efforts and budget to. Perhaps she’s just sitting back and enjoying all the free pub she gets here.