Reckoning With Bill Clinton’s Sex Crimes - The Atlantic


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Caitlin Flanagan/The Atlantic, Nov 13, 2017.
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8 hours ago by markcoddington
"Feminists saved the 42nd president of the United States in the 1990s. They were on the wrong side of history; is it finally time to make things right?"
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2 days ago by handcoding
Feminists saved the 42nd president of the United States in the 1990s. They were on the wrong side of history; is it finally time to make things right? The most remarkable thing about the current tide of sexual assault and harassment accusations is not their number. via Pocket
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7 days ago by casfindad
The most remarkable thing about the current tide of sexual assault and harassment accusations is not their number. If every woman in America started talking about the things that happen during the course of an ordinary female life, it would never end. Nor is it the power of the men involved: History instructs us that for countless men, the ability to possess women sexually is not a spoil of power; it’s the point of power. What’s remarkable is that these women are being believed.
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7 days ago by imaginaryfriend
Believing women about assault—even if they lack the means to prove their accounts—as well as understanding that female employees don’t constitute part of a male boss’s benefits package, were the galvanizing consequences of Anita Hill’s historic allegations against Clarence Thomas, in 1991. Mothers, sisters, aunts, girlfriends, wives—millions of women shared the experience of having to wait tables, draw blood, argue cases, make sales, all while fending off the groping, the joking, the sexual pressuring, and the threatening of male bosses. The widespread liberal response to the sex-crime accusations against Bill Clinton found their natural consequence 20 years later in the behavior of Harvey Weinstein: Stay loudly and publicly and extravagantly on the side of signal leftist causes and you can do what you want in the privacy of your offices and hotel rooms. Just before the stroke of midnight on September 20, 2016, at the height of last year’s presidential election, the WikiLeaks Twitter account sent a private direct message to Donald Trump Jr., the Republican nominee’s oldest son and campaign surrogate. In it, the man offers to pay women thousands of dollars if they’ll make false accusations against Roy Moore, the state’s former chief justice and the Republican candidate to replace Jeff Sessions in the Senate.
8 days ago by sechilds
Feminists saved the 42nd president of the United States in the 1990s. They were on the wrong side of history; is it finally time to make things right? The most remarkable thing about the current tide of sexual assault and harassment accusations is not their number. via Pocket
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8 days ago by driptray
The most remarkable thing about the current tide of sexual assault and harassment accusations is not their number. If every woman in America started talking…
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9 days ago by alphex
The most remarkable thing about the current tide of sexual assault and harassment accusations is not their number. If every woman in America started talking about the things that happen during the course of an ordinary female life, it would never end.
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9 days ago by Jswindle
ATLANTIC: THE BILL CLINTON RECKONING... http://ift.tt/2zDU7SM
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10 days ago by Buffalo_Goku
Feminists saved the 42nd president of the United States in the 1990s. They were on the wrong side of history; is it finally time to make things right?
10 days ago by jacobraleigh
this is spot-on: the inconsistency of folks when it comes to allegations about Bill is pretty stunning
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10 days ago by david.nguyen
The time to rewrite Bill Clinton’s legacy is now.
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10 days ago by briantrice
The most remarkable thing about the current tide of sexual assault and harassment accusations is not their number. If every woman in America started talking…
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10 days ago by tmcw
The notorious 1998 New York Times op-ed by Gloria Steinem must surely stand as one of the most regretted public actions of her life. It slut-shamed, victim-blamed and age-shamed; it urged compassion for and gratitude to the man the women accused. Moreover (never write an op-ed in a hurry; you’ll accidentally say what you really believe), it characterized contemporary feminism as a weaponized auxiliary of the Democratic Party.
10 days ago by spectrevision