Sunday, January 27, 2019

Dynamic Movement

This whole #MeToo thing is really murky and confusing if, instead of reacting viscerally to it as one is supposed to do, one steps back and thinks about it with a minimum of logical reasoning.

There was a time that a woman would never reveal that she became successful because she slept with a man who was in a position to advance her career. If she did she would have been accused of having “prostituted herself,” and the value of her accomplishments would have been diminished. The man would have been admired for having slept with so many women.

Then we went into phase two of the movement where a woman says that sleeping with a man was required as “a condition” of becoming successful, and her status as a celebrity is enhanced rather than diminished, because now she is a victim as well as a star. The man, in this phase, is reviled as evil and is cast out of the realm of acceptable discourse without possibility of self defense.

Then Kamela Harris and Willie Brown bring us to phase three of the movement where both parties admit that a woman not only slept with a man to advance her career, but did so adulterously, and not only does the man admit it, he is quite proud not only of sleeping with her but of advancing her career while doing so. In this phase both sides are admired for their ability to translate fornication into a form of upward mobility.

1 comment:

  1. bruce9:32 AM

    I saw "dated" not "slept with".

    I don't doubt that many women of all different segments of society have been victimized by unscrupulous men. AnNd of course, some of that truly has been consensual. And it is good that women are speaking out and fighting back against said abuse.

    What I don't like is that there is no assumption of innocence on the mans part and they are tried by the press and vilified and often run out of town on a rail with little evidence to show for it, except one person's say so. Career ruined, etc. I don't like that. Someone could just make shit up against someone they had a tiff with and bingo....