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Has #MeToo Turned into a Witch Hunt?

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Many have begun to criticise the #MeToo movement against sexual assault and harassment in the film industry, arguing that it has instigated a “witch hunt” that “should be left in the Middle Ages”.

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https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/feb/12/michael-haneke-metoo-witch-hunt-coloured-hatred-men
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Michael Haneke is the latest to criticise the movement and noted that any act of “rape or coercion” should be punishable, he said that “this hysterical pre-judgment which is spreading now, I find absolutely disgusting. And I don’t want to know how many of these accusations related to incidents 20 or 30 years ago are primarily statements that have little to do with sexual assault.

“Suspected actors are cut out of movies and TV series in order not to lose [audiences]. Where are we living? In the new Middle Ages?” Haneke said, touching on the recent decisions to edit actors accused of sexual misconduct, such as Kevin Spacey and Ed Westwick, out of finished works. Westwick has denied the claims made against him, while Spacey has denied some of the allegations and not responded to others.

Haneke’s comments echo those made in an open letter to Le Monde in January that described the #MeToo movement as a “wave of purification” that had “forced [men] out of their jobs when all they did was touch someone’s knee or try to steal a kiss”. The letter, signed by 100 women, including actor Catherine Deneuve, was criticised by French feminists for conflating “seduction, based on respect and pleasure, with violence”.
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What do you think about the criticism regarding the #MeToo movement? Has it gone on the opposite direction from it's original goal?
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I think we should just reclaim the hashtag. Do you like pizza? #MeToo.
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Any man acting like a gentlemen today is a sucker because only men are expected to behave themselves while the women can act however they want.
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I personally feel #MeToo is an insult to all victims of real rape that happens every day in our society."I was pressured into EITHER saying no and choosing a different career OR letting an old man"rape" me so I could make more than what the average American makes. Poor 'ol me."

Real rape does not involve a choice to say no. You don't get to choose a different career. Real rape causes physical and mental trauma that never truly goes away no matter how many shrinks you see. You don't become a celebrity or rich from actual rape.

These celebrities disgust me. They turned rape into a fucking PR move to either make a comeback or seek attention.
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Women got tired of being abused and used by men with no rights for the last few thousands of years of human civilization. What do you expect of women when we have have successful careers while being homemakers.
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Yep, only weak ass males will get charged with sexual assault. It makes her feel bad because the male is so weak and has to be apologize. Don't apologize just touch the girl.
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The #MeToo movement does not criticise the fact that the sexual assault may or may have not occurred but that people in positions misused their power to get sex in exchange for something. Just asking for that is wrong. Whether or not the woman does what is asked of her is irrelevant to the movement.
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The #MeToo movement does not criticise the fact that the sexual assault may or may have not occurred but that people in positions misused their power to get sex in exchange for something. Just asking for that is wrong. Whether or not the woman does what is asked of her is irrelevant to the movement.
Was it awful for someone like old ass Weinstein to do what he did? Fuck yes it was, as is any instance of someone using their power and influence in this way for sex. But it's also on the women as well for not just accepting the offer, but also treating guys like him like figurative father figures and best friends just so long as it serves their purpose until it becomes politically convenient to turn on them.
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Some people just want that power rush of feeling that they took something away from them regardless of the actual validity or lack thereof of their reasons even if it means having to be way worse of a human being than the person they are targeting to make it happen.
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Disgusting! This is the logical conclusion of the toxic litigious culture that rose to prominence in the 1990s.
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Hell yeah!!! I agree. Women are all powerful now and they want equality. I'm fine with that but if we keep acting like gentlemen and let these girls have all this power, they will end up ruling the world. Idk. If it's gonna be equal it's gotta really be equal.
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I personally feel #MeToo is an insult to all victims of real rape that happens every day in our society."I was pressured into EITHER saying no and choosing a different career OR letting an old man"rape" me so I could make more than what the average American makes. Poor 'ol me."

Real rape does not involve a choice to say no. You don't get to choose a different career. Real rape causes physical and mental trauma that never truly goes away no matter how many shrinks you see. You don't become a celebrity or rich from actual rape.

These celebrities disgust me. They turned rape into a fucking PR move to either make a comeback or seek attention.
FUCK YEAH! Thank you! I've been saying this the whole time and I always get shit on by some of the modern feminists pricks in my life for it. They just can't seem to get over the fact that they were"rape" which you have explained so wonderfully that it's not technically rape.
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TBH, even though I'll admit it's scummy and probably wouldn't do it myself, I fully advocate for men to claim sexual harassment or rape over the smallest possible things from women that women themselves have claimed sexual assault or rape.

If this is the game were gonna play currently in the world, men might as well play it too. So even though it is fucked up I'll admit it, that guy claiming rape after the drunk sex was SMART AS FUCK. Good on him because you know damn well if he didn't, the woman would've because of #MeToo and ruin his life.

So I'd advocate for other men to do the same. It's scummy, I know, but I hate the fact that there are innocent men that are caught in the crossfires of #MeToo get glossed over with a,"Well, shit happens" as their lives are ruined.

#MeToo is too impulsive and fueled by outrage. I'm not pro-rape or sexual assault, but #MeToo is out of control and needs to get it's shit together. Until then, I'll never support #MeToo specifically. The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
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The issue is that everyone is very quick to assume that all the women are just liars. For instance, Bill Cosby had 50 FUCKING WITNESSES and there are still unbelievable retards who would rather believe that they're all faking it for some unmotivated, psychopathic reason. It's just dumb.
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