"#MeToo and #Timesup is another example of female mass histeria, like the Salem witch trials. It is normalizing accusations against men into the female hivemind groupthink. It is dangerous to allow this in an environment of no consequences for false aqusations."
a male columnist wrote. what do you think? has this been derailed as a straight up compulsive lying crusade against men? or all stories are honest?
- totally legitVote A
- it gets me thinkingVote B
Most Helpful Guy
It's not. With any movement or cultural challenge, there are a few people who will use it as an excuse to do evil things. It has been in all kinds of situations: religions, political movements, racial movements, anti war protests etc. It does not reflect on the entire thing. For example, if I go do some terrible thing in the name of Christianity like violence, should it reflect on the entire religion? No, because I'm athiest and the religion doesn't support what I did. So if a few people use the #MeToo campaign to manipulate and hurt others, it's on them alone, nor the entire movement. Hell, I had to post #MeToo myself. So no, it's not a frantic witch hunt.7
Most Helpful Girl
It started off as an honest movement. But of course it ended up being something that women took advantage of to berate and put men down. Every allegation needs to have evidence of actual assault and not just “He touched my butt when we were at a bar, drunk. Therefore he’s a sex offender.”
As for victims who can’t give evidence, this is also a problem that I wish i had answers to. But what saddens me is that true victims of the #MeToo movement will soon start to be ignored because of the exaggerated accusations of other dishonest people.2