Why nuance and degree MATTER when discussing sexual abuse and #MeToo

The #MeToo movement is crucial, but the some are handling it could give it less power than it deserves.

Ladies and Gentlemen we are on the cusp of changing society for the better with the #MeToo movement, and like any…

There actually is a difference between rape and a sexist joke and a butt pat. Yes all need to be addressed, and none should be dismissed, but putting them in the same category is playing into the forces that want to silence women. It’s easy to shame women who speak up when a rape victim can be seen as equal to someone complaining about a dirty joke. Al Franken’s tasteless photo is not the same as Harvey Weinstein’s serial rape. If we hold them both to the same level of public shaming, it will invalidate the movement. On that subject, the trial by public option aka mob mentality is dangerous.