How to Defraud Someone in Five Minutes
Whoa, so some guy is going to be spending time on the phone with my twenty-one-year-old daughter “mentoring” her? I don’t like the sound of that!
At this point we anticipate the mentors to be men. To enable propriety and no possibility of defrauding, direct phone conversations will be from a person of the same gender. Therefore, if there are ladies in a track, the phone call to them will be via a female mentor assistant. The mentor assistant will not have the technical experience that the mentor has, but she will provide the one-on-one personal encouragement that the mentor would have provided. Since, the forum is the place for technical questions, this will not be a hindrance in any way.
I’m sitting here trying to understand the mindset of parents who are uncomfortable about their 21-year-old daughter having a ten-minute phone conversation* with a mentor of the opposite gender without coming across as total failures and coming up blank.
How would their daughter be defrauded? Or, perhaps I’m not thinking right. Perhaps it’s the mentors who might be defrauded by a female on the other end of the line. As far as I am aware, it is women who defraud men and never the other way around. Because men are hard-wired to be visually stimulated and women are such sirens, dontcha know? Right here is the proof that a man does not need to see a woman to be ‘defrauded’. He has to ‘flee’ from the situation and let a female assistant take the call.
I don’t understand how this company operates. How is it inappropriate for males to mentor females (for fear of defrauding), but okay for males to work alongside females in the same office? Is each mentor in his own space away from defrauding colleagues? And note, the females are not full-fledged mentors; they are mentor assistants.
This is beyond the pale of ultra-fundamentalism.
* The website says: Calls usually last between five and ten minutes.