Failed before It Began: The Great Sexual Harassment Revolution

The great Sexual Harassment Panic of 2017 is at last dying down.  We can safely look at a screen without being overwhelmed by stories in which yet another loser – or more than one – has been outed for mistreating or exploiting women.  Resignations have been myriad, careers have been destroyed, and one suicide has occurred.  We're assured that the entire episode has been a watershed, that Things Have Changed permanently.  It's an earthquake, says Meryl Streep.  Others hail "a new socio-sexual revolution." But what exactly has changed?  Earthquakes are noted for massive and universal destruction, revolutions for the guillotine and the firing squad. In fact, a cursory examination of the scene reveals...absolutely nothing.  We stand at the same point we were at before it all happened. A large number of creeps have been outed and ejected, and that's generally a good thing.  These were all trash –...(Read Full Article)