Some weeks back on American Idol, a 19-year-old contestant who said he had never kissed a girl and wanted his first time to be special was kissed on the mouth unexpectedly by one of the Judges, Katy Perry.
While many feminists in the #MeToo movement have been swift to condemn even the subtlest instances of sexual impropriety, it seems a rich woman in a position of power making at pass at a young boy without his permission is just fine. Aziz Ansari was condemned as some kind of pervert for engaging in legal and consensual sex with a woman because at the end she felt uncomfortable, and the status of his career is now shaky at best.
Emily Linden tweeted out “Here’s an unpopular opinion: I’m actually not at all concerned about innocent men losing their jobs over false sexual assault/harassment allegations.” In regard to #MeToo, and followed up with “Sorry. If some innocent men’s reputations have to take a hit in the process of undoing the patriarchy, that is a price I am absolutely willing to pay.” She received little backlash.
This begs the question: