The #metoo movement is prominent and shows no sign of disappearing soon. Originating from the early disclosures about sexual harassment and misconduct by certain individuals in the entertainment industry ( A Very Hollywood Narcissist and A Very Deflecting Narcissist ) this movement has gathered pace with scores of allegations from (mostly) women towards individuals in the film, television, political and entertainment sectors. Individuals have been identified and subjected to extensive disclosures through the media, particular events have come under scrutiny (The President Club’s dinner in the UK being one example) and the impact continues to spread. Rallies have taken place, speeches given and people encouraged to come forward and confirm that they too have experienced unwelcome sexual behaviour towards them. The allegations have gone beyond the famous with millions confirming they have had similar experiences, ranging in seriousness and frequency.
As I have detailed in previous articles, our kind are evident in many guises throughout all of this. From perpetrator, to opportunistic “victim”, to hypocrite through to puppeteers you will see our kind appearing left, right and centre.
How do you regard this movement? Is it about time the perpetrators were outed in the media and hanged by public opinion, losing jobs and contracts? Is it the platform from which more might be achieved in terms of gender equality in pay and conditions, causing a huge shift in cultural attitudes in the way the sexes speak and behave with one another? Has it signalled the end of “playful flirtation” between people? Are people making too much of it, hollering from the rooftops because a hand was placed on a knee once at a diner or is it right that all unwelcome actions and words are identified, exposed and punished? Perhaps you feel that too many are using it as an opportunity to virtue signal and even make false allegations?
Choose the options which sum up your views (you may choose as many as are applicable) before voting and as usual do expand on your thoughts in the comments.
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