@mʕ•ﻌ•ʔm jeSuisatire bitPickup / [italic]~ irony
I am 100% supportive of women standing up for themselves. Horrific abuse like your son’s ex girlfriend experienced as a child is not what the MeToo movement was about. It was about Hollywood movie stars, TV newscasters, and US Senators getting another fifteen minutes of fame by complaining about a man who may or may not
have briefly touched the woman on her arm or her chest, or her butt while in public
but saying nothing at the time; then twenty years later, making a complaint—not to the police, but to the press--with no proof whatsoever. I found that cowardly and venal. Many of the MeToo women had sex with important people to get a movie part, then went on to become famous movie stars. So these women granted the sex and benefitted from the sex—then, ten or twenty years later they made a big announcement in the press with no real proof. Some men were guilty and some men were innocent—but that didn’t matter because for some reason, many millennial women believe that ALL MEN MUST PAY!
And you know what good came out of it? A few rich men lost their jobs, a few famous women got a some salacious publicity (sparking lagging careers), and your son’s ex-girlfriend's sexual abuse, (which was way worse than any MeToo complainer), was left in the closet. More little girls will be abused, it didn’t help them at all. It didn’t help reduce domestic violence at all. Rape victims with actual
police reports and proof were not helped one bit! The MeToo movement never addressed the very real sexual harassment suffered by the ordinary people like factory workers, waitresses, schoolteachers, nurses, doctors, secretaries. These ordinary women got absolutely nothing from all the hype generated by #MeToo
MeToo was an elitist movement for the already privileged to monetize consensual sex and inappropriate flirting between adults. That’s all it was.
lf a man makes an inappropriate comment to me or makes inappropriate contact with me, do you know what I do? I address it then and there, with a harsh look or a slap and then I make sure that man is not anywhere in my life after that. All those self-serving MeToo-ers should
have led by example, showing women how to be strong, and how you deal with bullshit from men when it happens.
Instead they showed a hundred million ordinary American women that you must be rich or famous to be heard. So, in reality, those MeToo women hurt the vast majority of average women with average jobs and average lives.
It was a small, elitist movement comprised of a few privileged women who are cowardly, unethical, and sneaky. Their motive was profit, not women’s rights. I’m glad it’s over.