Offbeat How #MeToo Has Undermined the #Resistance

18:51  17 may  2018
18:51  17 may  2018 Source:   nationalreview.com

Filmmaker Roman Polanski calls #MeToo "collective hysteria"

  Filmmaker Roman Polanski calls #MeToo Oscar-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski says the #MeToo movement that sheds light on sexual misconduct of powerful men in Hollywood is "collective hysteria" and "total hypocrisy." Polanski made the comment to Newsweek Polska just days before the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences stripped him last week of his nearly 50-year membership, citing a case in 1977 in which he pleaded guilty to unlawful sex with a minor. The interview was published this week. He said everyone is trying to sign up to #MeToo "chiefly out of fear" and compared it to North Korea's public mourning for its leaders that is so intensive that "you can't stop laughing.

How the Oscars undermined the # MeToo movement: It's all about the clothes. The women wore plunging necklines and thigh-high skirt slits. The men dressed to be respected in tailored clothes that showed personal power.

As # MeToo Backlash Shows, # Resistance Isn't Enough. People often ask why I’m hesitant to call myself part of “ The Resistance ” and why I find the term cringe-y. I don’t see nearly as many people, however, actively talking about breaking apart how our society — all of us, not just Republicans

Caitlyn MacGregor dons a © Brian Snyder/Reuters Caitlyn MacGregor dons a "pussyhat" and attends the second annual Women's March in Cambridge, Mass., January 20, 2018.

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In 2016, the Democrats made a significant mistake in opposing Donald Trump: They framed their opposition to Trump in moral terms, but failed to provide a better alternative. In 2017 and 2018, they’re making the same mistake again, adopting an attitude of moral superiority in spite of obvious evidence to the contrary.

Why the #MeToo Miss USA pageant worked so well

  Why the #MeToo Miss USA pageant worked so well I wasn't a pageant girl. I never competed in a pageant, and I didn't grow up with anyone who did. But I imagine then, as is the case now, it was a way for young girls to socialize, perform, compete and have fun dressing up, and for young women to vie for valuable scholarships to which they might not have otherwise had access. It may not be for me, but who am I to judge how other women pursue their goals?For some, this is all very problematic in 2018. The reason why? #MeToo.

In other words, publications are responsible for how any given member of their audience reacts. Gregory McKelvey, a media-savvy spokesperson for the local resistance , managed to convince They engaged in a two month long threatening campaign against me which has shaken me to the core.

Basically, Atwood believes that while the # MeToo movement has been powerful, it undermines the legal system and puts it at risk. Ask me how I know.

The Left’s failure in the presidential election was glaringly obvious. You claim Trump is dishonest? So is Hillary Clinton. You claim that Trump’s financial dealings are shady? Let’s walk through Whitewater, cattle futures, and the Clinton Foundation. Trump is a predator? Voters who lived through the 1990s remember “bimbo eruptions,” Monica Lewinsky, a rape allegation, and a wife who consistently covered for her husband’s horrible behavior. The Clintons were a package deal, and that deal included a legacy of tawdry, shocking sexual scandal.

Hillary centered her entire campaign on the notion that Trump was a bad person. She was the worst candidate to make that argument. But when 2016 entered history, so did she. Her book tours and headline-grabbing gaffes notwithstanding, she’s largely yesterday’s news. The #Resistance, on the other hand, is fresh. And it has the moral authority that Hillary lacked. It can speak clearly about “norms” and “values.” It can condemn Trump’s multiple moral failings in the strongest possible terms, unencumbered by all that Clinton baggage.

Why I revealed that Tom Brokaw harassed me

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It takes a special kind of myopia to hear the horrific tales of abuse and harassment that have been leveled at people like Matt Lauer, Harvey Weinstein, and Louis CK over the past few months and come away from it thinking “well, then I don’t know how to work with women at all!

More recently, the slew of # MeToo stories has revealed a staggering, industry-spanning problem with feminist publications I perceived as “safe,” I witnessed harassment, undermining of women’s How it functions going into the future determines everything. The fact that you will face resistance as

At least until #MeToo.

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.”

Let’s put this in the clearest possible terms: For years, as Hollywood positioned itself as America’s conscience and as the media lauded its commitment to “social justice,” it was harboring, protecting, and indeed promoting truly dreadful human beings as leaders and taste-makers. Progressive politicians who proclaimed support for women’s rights on Twitter were groping women on airplanes or punching them in the bedroom.

A Harvard economics researcher has been accused of making “sexually inappropriate” comments

  A Harvard economics researcher has been accused of making “sexually inappropriate” comments Roland Fryer is accused of creating a hostile work environment at his Harvard lab. An influential Harvard economics professor is under investigation by the university and the state of Massachusetts for allegations of creating a hostile work environment through “sexually inappropriate” comments.A report in the Harvard Crimson said the investigation into Roland Fryer, who founded the university’s Education Innovation Labs (EdLabs), is based on at least one complaint under Title IX, which forbids sex-based discrimination in education; two people claim to have filed such complaints with the university.

Remember How Danes Donned Yellow Stars To Protect the Jews? That Never Happened. But a new play explores the equally amazing—and real—tale of What I was always told was that the Danes’ superior sense of morality, and the energy of its resistance movement, had caused the hardest of

Ready to join the resistance ? Given the alt-right’s preference for misinformation campaigns as a political strategy, we will also likely see deliberate attempts to undermine the public’s understanding of where, when, and how to vote, and what will and will not be permitted.

All this was happening at the precise time that the dominant argument — particularly against social conservatism — was that “you people are haters and bigots.” It’s difficult to overstate the extent to which conservative Americans have felt scolded and hectored. So how do you expect us to react when it’s revealed that all too many of the self-appointed moralists weren’t just the kind of preachers who’d run off with the secretary, they were the kind of monsters who’d press a button in their office, lock the secretary in the room, and assault her?

And again, people knew.

Progressives might immediately respond, “Well, at least we’re cleaning house.” And it’s true that the number of politicians and celebrities who’ve resigned or been fired is growing long indeed. But conservatives have their own retort: “We are too.” Bill O’Reilly is off Fox. Roger Ailes was forced out before he passed away. Roy Moore lost an unlosable Senate seat. Missouri’s governor may well face impeachment.

That leaves, of course, the presidency, which puts us right back where we started, with the terrible dilemma of 2016. Do Democrats honestly believe that they can put forth a corrupt candidate and then, when that candidate loses, adopt a morally scolding position that Republicans should demand the discipline or resignation of their victor? If they do, they’re in for a rude awakening: Most living voters remember all too well how they circled the wagons in 1998 around a man who was credibly accused of rape — not just defending him, but trying to reorder American sexual morality and destroy his accusers and investigators in the process.

Miss Nebraska Beats 50 Competitors to be Crowned Miss USA

  Miss Nebraska Beats 50 Competitors to be Crowned Miss USA (SHREVEPORT, La.) — Sarah Rose Summers from Nebraska beat out 50 other women Monday to win this year’s Miss USA competition. Summers, a 23-year-old contestant from Omaha, graduated from Texas Christian University with two degrees and is working on becoming a certified child life specialist.

After her case was undermined by the Attorney General’s Office, Terry Mitchell decided to seek justice on her own. “ The AG’s office has been very careful and very concerned about how this case was handled.

Ready to join the resistance ? Editor’s Note: For much of the past two decades, and certainly since the invasion of Iraq in 2003, progressive foreign policy has been defined by what it is against—primarily, an aggressive neoconservatism that has led us into multiple wars in the Middle East and has

There are very good reasons why there is collapsing trust in American public institutions, and #MeToo has only hastened that collapse. Make no mistake, it’s a welcome reckoning. But it’s also dismantling progressive moral credibility. It’s revealing a deep rot and entrenched corruption. And it’s leaving Americans with a profound, unanswered question: You say the Trump GOP is morally bad, but where is your morally superior alternative?

Moral arguments are always perilous to make. They invariably put a spotlight on the person and the movement making them. They carry with them an implicit requirement to be better. Hillary Clinton could never manage that burden. Now the #Resistance is saddled with the collapsing credibility of major progressive cultural institutions.

The housecleaning is welcome and long overdue. Victims have been crying out for justice for far too long. But justice has a way of revealing truth, and for the Left that truth is hard to face: In the battle for American hearts, it has lost the standing to make its moral case.

Scarlett Johansson Is First A-List Star to Wear Marchesa Following Harvey Weinstein Scandal .
The actress donned a dress by Weinstein’s ex-wife, Georgina Chapman, at Monday’s Met Gala.Johansson walked the red carpet at the 2018 Met Gala on Monday alongside boyfriend Colin Jost and donned a flowing, burgundy ombre gown by the New York City-based fashion house. It was the first major spotlight moment for the brand since Weinstein’s sexual misconduct scandal sent shock waves through Hollywood and led to the dissolution of his marriage to Chapman.

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