We had rules to stop this behavior from occurring but you didn't like them, so now you get shit behavior. Start following the rules designed to prevent shit behavior and the shit behavior will stop.
You think this sort of behaviour happened before? Then, for the good of humanity, can you share the secret to faster-than-light travel because you clearly hail from a different planet.
By what right did you call the guy a scumbag?
Because he attempted to use his power over someone to coerce her into having sex with him. It's really really simple.
You ought to get over your puritanical moralizing about begging subordinates for sex.
That situation is abusing a power imbalance. That falls far on the wrong side of my moral code, where as consenting adults not being monogamous does not. Mostly because I have in interest in protecting people from abuse, but no interest in dictating people's sex lives.
You on the other hand seem to go the opposite way.
I wish this story could be broadcast to the people of the 1950s.
Is there something special about the 1950s which makes them some sort of high point?
Okay, first off, what the fuck are 'female engineers?'
Well, at this point I do nuderstand the source of your confusion. It appears you are struggling with extremely basic concepts. I can see therefore why you can't reason through why abusing a power dynamic is bad.