I truly don’t think the Left understands how the relentless drumbeat of sexual scandal looks to Americans outside the progressive bubble.
Left-dominated quarters of American life — Hollywood, the media, progressive politics — have been revealed to be havens for the worst sort of ghouls, and each scandal seems to be accompanied by two words that deepen American cynicism and make legions of conservative Americans roll their eyes at the Left’s moral arguments: “Everyone knew.”
Of all of the dismaying and disgusting details of the Harvey Weinstein saga, none is more depressing than this: It has so few heroes...
But mostly there are enablers, both those who facilitated his predations and those who found it expedient to look the other way.
As with Bill Clinton, and his alleged assaults on Paula Jones, Juanita Broddrick and Kathleen Willey, tribal loyalties to party kin outweighed any concern for women as a group -- or for the accusers as individuals.
The accusers were tossed over the side until the publicity became too strong to ignore. Democrats -- like Hillary with Bill -- stood by their man, Tammy Wynette-style. -Glenn Reynolds
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As California’s political leaders scramble to restore trust in a system that many say protects perpetrators of sexual harassment instead of its victims, an explosive news report on Friday revealed that a current legislator — Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra — was secretly disciplined eight years ago after a legislative staffer accused him of groping her.
But the San Fernando Valley Democrat, then chief of staff to then-Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes, kept his job and went on to run for office, endorsed by numerous legislators — including the woman’s boss, disgraced former Sen. Ron Calderon...
Staffer Elise Flynn Gyore was at an after-hours work event in 2009 when, she told the Los Angeles Times, Bocanegra — whom she had never met — aggressively reached under her blouse. She said he “menaced” her that night, following her around and making her fear for her safety.
It’s 2018. One of the world’s most powerful married men had a 22-year-old intern perform oral sex on him in his office. He’s been accused of sexual assault by three other women.
One claims, as is the case with so many of the men who have fallen from positions of power as a result, that he exposed himself to her (which always makes me, at least, pause and wonder why on earth so many men seem to want to do this). We know, too, that he lied about his tryst with the intern.
So why is Bill Clinton still presiding over glamorous parties?
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"A lot of us have been surprised that for a progressive community, how in line [Occupy Boston] is with the mainstream as far as not taking women seriously, tolerating harassment of women, both verbal and physical," said Jender, who was among the walk-outs.
We are angry at the men and women who accepted the unacceptable and let it happen. -Alicia Shepard
A settlement negotiated on behalf of a woman who accused Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), her former boss, of sexual misconduct is just the latest example: The money came out of Conyers' office budget, meaning it wasn't even included in the $17 million total.
Progressive politicians who proclaimed support for women’s rights on Twitter were groping women on airplanes or punching them in the bedroom.
All this was happening at the precise time that the dominant argument — particularly against social conservatism — was that “you people are haters and bigots.”
Sharon Waxman, a former reporter at the Times, writes in The Wrap how she had the story on Weinstein in 2004—and then he bullied the Times into dropping it.
Matt Damon and Russell Crowe even called her directly to get her to back off the story. And Miramax was a major advertiser. Her editor at the Times, Jonathan Landman, asked her why it mattered.
After all, he told Waxman, “he’s not a publicly elected official.”