Thursday, June 13, 2024
Editorials

#MeToo gone #TooFar

In recent months, the news cycle has been chock full of stories about powerful men who stand accused of sexual assault or harassment.
Among those who have been caught up in the #MeToo movement are the President of the United States, Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein and many other prominent men.
The #MeToo movement serves an important purpose. The hashtag has given women a chance to voice their experiences with sexual assault and harassment on social media in an effort to increase awareness.
The movement is also meant to make it easier for women to come forward with grevances. With so many people coming forward, it has created a network of people who stand up for one another to combat the all-too-common dismissal of women who come forward with complaints.
Most of the #MeToo complaints stem from sexual misconduct but this specific case is not sexual in nature.
And while the goal of the #MeToo movement is to make it easier for women to be believed, this shouldn’t happen at the expense of available evidence.
Obviously it’s a noble goal for society to believe the women who have the courage to come forward, but that shouldn’t mean that any and all complaints be taken at face value.
There have been stories of #MeToo being taken too far.

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