#MeToo Movement Backfires Against Feminists, Sends ‘Equality’ Spiraling Backwards By Three Decades – Remember, Women Behave Badly Too
#MeToo Movement Backfires Against Feminists, Sends ‘Equality’ Spiraling Backwards By Three Decades – Remember, Women Behave Badly Too By Susan Duclos – All News PipeLine
When allegations of rape and sexual assault first became public against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, with multiple women coming forward showing a pattern, spanning many years, of Weinstein’s abuse of Hollywood actresses, the media conflated the actual assaults and rapes with creepy behaviors towards others, labeling them all “victims.”
The #MeToo movement blew up on social media, with woman after woman making allegations, with no evidence provided, against men in multiple industries, writers, journalists, actors, etc….., some described legally actionable assaults, with others detailing what many of us would consider a “bad date,” throwing that and all sorts of other behaviors under the big umbrellas of “harassment” or “sexual misconduct.”
#METOO BACKFIRES AGAINST WOMEN’S ‘EQUALITY’
In a recent New York Times article (archive.is link here, since it is behind a paywall), we see the backlash that is now hitting women because of how far the #MeToo movement overreached by treating everything and anything a man said or did as some type of “sexual misconduct,” or “harassment,” instead of focusing on actual assault, sexual or physical, or sexual harassment that could be tried in a court of law.
Feminists from all over used social media as their court room, providing no way to confirm or verify their allegations, and the online mob became the judge and jury.
DAVOS, Switzerland — Men attending the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this year were worried about a lot of things. A global economic slowdown. Threats to cybersecurity. Populism. War.
And, several acknowledged at the meeting this past week, mentoring women in the #MeToo era.
“I now think twice about spending one-on-one time with a young female colleague,” said one American finance executive, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the issue is “just too sensitive.”
“Me, too,” said another man in the conversation.
While many of the men accused did, in fact, lose their jobs over their behaviors, others did not, yet their names were out there and the cloud of the allegations still hang over their heads, which in turn, has men in business backing away from spending time alone with a female colleague, for fear that something they say or do will be misconstrued and they will be tried in the court of public opinion, perhaps lose their jobs.
The men at Davos quoted by the New York Times are not the only ones that feel that way as the NYT cites two previous surveys that show this backlash against the #MeToo movement is growing:
• It’s a problem many have acknowledged. Last February, two online surveys by Lean In and SurveyMonkey on the effects of #MeToo in the workplace found that almost half of male managers were uncomfortable engaging in one or more common work activities with women, such as working one on one or socializing. One in six male managers was uncomfortable mentoring a female colleague, according to the studies, which together surveyed nearly 9,000 adults employed in the United States.
• “A number of men have told me that they will avoid going to dinner with a female mentee, or that they’re concerned about deploying a woman solo on-site with a male,” Ms. Milligan said. “People are concerned and have questions.”
The men have reason to be concerned as the specific portion of the NYT article caught my eye:
Once companies have identified those who make women uncomfortable, they have to assess whether the men are “clueless, creepy or criminal,” Ms. Milligan said.
“If you think they are clueless, you can coach them,” she said. “Clueless can become creepy very quickly if you don’t address it.”
“If they are creepy, you have to act,” she added.
Who determines what is and is not “creepy?” That is a serious question. Also, the term “make women uncomfortable,” bothers me as well, as we have seen, and written about women that have absolute hissy fits over an elevator joke that has been around forever, seen women write whole articles claiming that a man simply telling a female bartender she is pretty means he thinks she is a “sex toy.”
In June 2017 President Trump told an Irish reporter she was beautiful with a “nice smaile,” and the feminists went nuts, calling it “disgusting,” “bizarre,” accusing him of “sexual harassment.” A compliment for heaven’s sake, is now treated as a crime.
We have seen feminists, drunk on the #MeToo kool-aid, place men on a list, dubbed the “Sh*tty Media Men” list for “flirting” and for “weird lunch dates,” along with actual allegations of rape, physical and sexual abuse. The list was passed around to a number of women in the media industry, behind the mens’ backs, giving them no ability to defend themselves from accusations that ranged from criminal to just “creepy,” with no explanation of what that “creepy” behavior entailed.
From that list we see accusations of “rape attempt” which should have immediately been filed with the police, along side of “inappropriate communication.”
Fact: What may seem inappropriate to one person, whether it is a joke, a comment or a question, may be amusing to another person, yet these men are listed as “sh*tty media men,” ruining reputations with nothing more than an allegation.
In its December report examining educational opportunities, life expectancy, pay equity and other factors, the World Economic Forum predicted that it would take 202 years for gender parity to be reached in the workplace. That is significantly more than the estimate of 170 years in 2016.
New York Times laughably claims “it is hard to establish any link with #MeToo,” in regards to the data quoted above.