A brilliant, must-read essay.

From The American Interest, by Claire Berlinski:

‘The #MeToo moment has now morphed into a moral panic that poses as much danger to women as it does to men.’
‘..If I were suddenly to feel as Ms. Portman now feels, I could destroy them all—just by naming names and truthfully describing a flirtation or moment of impropriety. All of the interchanges I’m replaying in my mind would meet the highly elastic contemporary definition of “harassment,” a category vague enough to compass all the typical flirtation that brings joy and amusement to so many of our lives, all the vulgar humor that says, “We’re among friends, we may speak frankly.” It becomes harassment only by virtue of three words: “I felt demeaned.”…’

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17 Responses to A brilliant, must-read essay.

  1. MacDoctor says:

    Good essay. But blaming it all on Donald Trump at the end misses the point big-time. It is no accident that most of the accused are in the media and entertainment industry – Progressive territory where men are already preprogrammed to kowtow to feminism. This is driven by a power play of radical Marxist feminists, who are no longer satisfied with equality, but now want dominance, starting with the softest, easiest targets in the “Patriarchy”. Expect it to spread- universities, work force, politics. It will be ugly.

    • KG says:

      I agree very much about the unnecessary Trump comments at the end, MacDoctor.
      But the main thrust of the essay is spot-on, and she makes some interesting points.

  2. Robertv says:


    With the initial hope that “their medieval view was going to change with time,” Sommer soon realized that, “Muslim refugees have grown up with values that are totally different, they have undergone brainwashing from childhood on and are indoctrinated by Islam and absolutely do not intend to adopt our values.”

    She also observed how the migrants, “regard we infidels with disdain and arrogance,” after they began to refer to her as “the stupid German whore,” a realization that she says has led other refugee volunteers to quit.

    • KG says:

      It was people exactly like “the stupid German whore” who made the whole business of the muslim invasion possible, wasn’t it?
      They thought they could get their virile humps at no cost to themselves.
      Schadenfreude is a lovely thing. :mrgreen:

  3. Gregoryno6 says:

    ‘Too late for Germany’ – says one who helped create the mess and now wants to walk away from it.
    The Poles had better make it damn clear to this frau that her ‘good intentions’ stay on the other side of the fence.
    I’m reminded of the UK female journalist who took in a refugee and eventually discovered that he’d lied about everything. He hurt her feelings – but she admitted she’d like to try again with another.

  4. mara says:

    Berlinski clearly understands women and so do I. Women are a necessary social contact but they are frequently air-headed and prone to leftie indoctrination. Whenever I am dragged to a social function I get the goss from the women then glide towards the men to discuss some actual news and analysis. Sorry ladies, be less credulous and more analytical; grandma stories aren’t all that interesting all night.

  5. Unfortunately, it looks like all that I expected is happening. I thought the me too movement would be about moving us closer and closer to guilty till proven innocent if you are a man all in the form, of we need to protect women and children.

    I haven’t read a single article on it, but I thought that would be the case.

    • Darin says:

      That’s because sensible women want no part of that bs.http://falfn.com/CrusaderRabbit/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_good.gif

      • To me there are too kinds of women. Those who want freebies and will do and say whatever they have to say to get it. And those who want to earn it out of their own work. One group hates the ways of the other group.http://falfn.com/CrusaderRabbit/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_good.gif

  6. Darin says:

    I had to go back and re-watch this conversation between Jordan Petersen and Camille Paglia.In this segment Camile explains the former relationship between men and women as groups and she’s spot on-