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Everything Politically Incorrect You Want to Say about Sexual Harassment but Can’t

Harvey Weinstein was slimeball, but aren’t worse things happening in the world? You’d think Iran just set off a nuclear bomb from the way the media has wailed about Harvey Weinstein. You’d think at this point Weinstein–not Trump–is Hitler. He was a bully and sexual predator (and if rape allegations are true, he should serve time), but he was dealing with adults in a scuzzy world of temptation. We know by now his behavior was Hollywood’s not-best-kept-secret, so why the belated shock? While controls should be set in place to avoid machinations like his, he did what any normal, amoral, physically repulsive producer would do: propped up a lavish casting couch. And is it so wrong to still want to enjoy his great movies, like Good Will Hunting and Inglourious Basterds? A man groping your bottom is wrong and unacceptable but not that traumatic Maybe I’m a “tough cookie,” but I could think of many more traumatic acts than a man (and dirty old man) casually groping my bottom or waist. It’s wrong and unacceptable, but, depending on the context, I would mostly like tell off or shove the bozo (in self defense) and not let it seriously bother me for more than 72 hours. I’d whine “gross!” with friends, horrified, and move on. This kind of groping doesn’t render a man evil. It renders him a creep. What is truly traumatic and criminal is sexual assault, especially of minors and …

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