This story makes it clear that as sexual arousal increases, empathy decreases making sexual assault all the more likely as situations are more ambiguous or when someone changes her mind. It is a cautionary tale for men. A call to examine for each man to examine his past and present to help ensure that #TimesUp means that time is really up.
Real science is the basis for some real suggestions for what non-rapey men should do during this time of accusation, denial, and faux apologies. The advice that results might even surprise #MattDamon!
A Canadian study suggests that there are four steps to reducing incidents of sexual assault. And, you won’t believe #2.
Powerful men are committing sexual assault! But, powerful men is a red herring. It’s all men. And, believe it or not, Poppy Bush proves why it is all men.
#MeToo is simply the start of a long over due processes to help men comprehend (a) the scope of the problem (b) how severely harmed women are (c) the number of men offending (d) that he has probably offended in his life and (e) men need to act to stop the epidemic.
Harvey Weinstein is another celebrity rapist allowed to abuse women for a substantial period of time. But, it really is ALL MEN. Try these three thought experiments about rape culture, and tell me what you think.