In response to Laura Perrins: Watch out, you sexting feminist men!, paul parmenter wrote:
There is some satisfaction in seeing hypocrites hoisted by their own petard. Although in this case it is not clear just how powerful the petard really is.
We are now getting familiar with this kind of scenario: a woman complains publicly about some well-known figure who said the wrong thing to her years ago, or put his arm around her, or asked for a date, and within moments more accusers chime in with similar stories, then the stories get worse and the accusations multiply. The man is indelibly branded as a sex monster, and his career goes down the pan, with or without the now mandatory grovelling. No proof or evidence required, just the accusations, and when there is a stream of them his guilt becomes irrefutable.
We will never know the truth, but we can all see how the tide is flowing. It is open season on any man who said the wrong thing or touched a woman in the wrong way at any time; most particularly of course when the man is famous, powerful and, most importantly, with a hefty bank balance. And the rush to victimhood becomes a flood, the feminists whip the bandwagon into overdrive, and we are browbeaten into believing that the great majority of men are predatory, the great majority of women have had their lives ruined by male perverts, and the most consistent undercurrent of sexual relations consists of males practising all forms of abuse on females.
It is getting tiresome, and a dreary irritation for the rest of us who would never dream of forcing ourselves on a woman, and who cannot be surprised at the growing number of men who just wash their hands of women altogether and walk away from them. If that is the purpose, it is working.