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.
In another installment of our favorite sad series, Yes Virginia, it is all men. Men at the ARS Electronica Festival gang raped an AI sex doll into being so broke it couldn’t ride business class back to Barcelona but had to suffer the humiliation of being sent freight. It ain’t like the AI programmers coulda anticipated this situation and installed an more appropriate response than the moaning it does in response to having its breasts or hips touched.
A guy goes out of his way to take an upskirt photo of a celeb, and it is a wardrobe malfunction and we don’t learn his name! He’s committed sexual assault with his fucking camera, he keeps his anonymity and his job and his future. Rape Culture right there.
Clinton’s book is about sexism and intimidating women. Tur’s book is about sexual assault. How many women have experienced sexual aggression? How many men have committed sexual aggression?