Andrew Sullivan: It’s Time to Resist the Excesses of #MeToo


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A month or so ago, a friend and I mulled over when exactly the backlash to the then-peaking #MeToo moral panic would set in. Mid-January, we guessed, and sure…
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5 days ago by aburgel
Photo: Sarah Morris/Getty Images A month or so ago, a friend and I mulled over when exactly the backlash to the then-peaking #MeToo moral panic would set in.…
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6 days ago by nzeribe
A month or so ago, a friend and I mulled over when exactly the backlash to the then-peaking #MeToo moral panic would set in. Mid-January, we guessed, and sure enough here we are. No, we were not being clairvoyant, just noting certain dynamics.

Oh, but we're not psychic. We're just media men who got an article commissioned so we could say the party is over, ladies

HEY LADIES

an anonymous online list of accusations against named men in the media was created and circulated with nary an attempt by its instigators to substantiate a single one

Yeah, OK, that's not what it was for

"This kind of mania will always at some point exhaust itself and this kind of zeal will always overstep." Ugh

I read it waiting for the moment when she took responsibility for what she did, or apologized to the innocent people she concedes may have been slandered.

Why didn't you read it just reading it, and hearing what she had to say

It wasn't made so that men's "careers and reputations would potentially be destroyed as a consequence." It was made with the expectation that no justice would ever be served

And it wasn't a forum, it was a spreadsheet: "They created an online forum in which anonymous people could make accusations about men whose careers and reputations would potentially be destroyed as a consequence."

"I've read the list—as almost everyone in media has." Oh have they now

"One man is accused of 'secretly removing condom during sex,' with no claim of workplace misconduct at all." Oh, cool, so if it didn't take place on work time it didn't happen and doesn't matter?

"to mark a clear boundary between people’s sexual conduct in a workplace and outside of it" Oh, so again, if someone's a rapist, nbd, it's outside the workplace?

"left-feminists" are there right-wing feminists?
8 days ago by limeonaire
Andrew Sullivan/New York, Jan. 12, 2018.
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8 days ago by markcoddington
A month or so ago, a friend and I mulled over when exactly the backlash to the then-peaking #MeToo moral panic would set in. Mid-January, we guessed, and sure…
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8 days ago by Shurs
A month or so ago, a friend and I mulled over when exactly the backlash to the then-peaking #MeToo moral panic would set in. Mid-January, we guessed, and sure…
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8 days ago by mathewi
Photo: Sarah Morris/Getty Images A month or so ago, a friend and I mulled over when exactly the backlash to the then-peaking #MeToo moral panic would set in.…
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8 days ago by kohlmannj
SULLIVAN: Time to Resist Excesses of #MeToo... http://ift.tt/2mlBv1u
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9 days ago by Buffalo_Goku
Very strange paragraph.
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9 days ago by danhon
Fuck you Andrew Sullivan.
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9 days ago by brokenbottleboy