You can’t slice and dice it. You can’t decide what rises to the level of unacceptable sexual behavior; only the person who has been sexually violated can. The wind that blows from the #Me Too movement will knock down all the trees in its path—those who were careless with the feelings of others, those who were insensitive to their actions, and those who were sexual predators. In the maelstrom of women’s anger and release, there will be no place to hide for anyone. Those who in another time might have been judged less harshly will have to work their way back into the public trust, but they will have to pay a heavier tax on their past behavior.
When the country gave Bill Clinton a pass on his conduct, it opened the door for Donald Trump to become President of the United States. Remember the words of Pogo: “I have met the enemy and he is us.”
The question becomes, “What will women do when the carnage to men’s standing becomes “too much” and the pushback starts in earnest?”