No, it isn’t a witch hunt of alleged abusers because it isn’t one group, a collective, it’s only a temporary cluster that actually slots into guilty/innocent. A group would be abuse victims and statistically they make the bulk of accusers (liars of both sexes are rare and should be punished). A witch hunt requires the party is 100% innocent at all times. This is mostly European history so can Americans stop murdering our historical term. This English term doesn’t just mean scapegoat, it’s very loaded and again, even scapegoats if you look at the history, are blemish-free.
It isn’t just men, it isn’t just straight men and it isn’t just public figures.
That’s kind of the point here.
Anyone can be a victim, anyone can be an abuser. Is it anyone’s fault for the prevalence data? Only the abusers.
Should the courts handle it?
Arbitration agreements aren’t meant to apply to criminal abuses but I’m sure some American will write it in.
It’s making headlines because it’s been known for a fact for many years.
That’s the shocking part. Should it be? No. It should’ve been carried to justice soon as it happened, but there’s no deadline on justice. There shouldn’t be. The victims, male/female, old/young, have to live with that. In the First World, we try not to let criminals get away with it because they’re rich and powerful (even niche industry power).
We have an opportunity to prove ourselves and predictably, the shallow internet narcissists are making it about them. You people make me sick.
There’s no way to win.
If you have a nervous breakdown, your testimony is crazy and can’t be trusted. (Sorry, are we under Sharia law?)
If you keep calm, you must be lying (that isn’t how body language or liars work, genius).
I would call them Freud wannabes but he was smart and actually over-diagnosed abuse because he had a soul, he had a mind to help and didn’t want to miss anyone in need.. They are technical bigots, not caring for the truth if it leaves a bitter taste. They’re always playing Cynic, the chronically miserable bring it on themselves.
Does theft cease to exist because of insurance scams?
Each case should be considered individually and anyone who thinks otherwise has no human compassion and can go to Hell. Gaslighting is itself a form of abuse and compassion isn’t one-sided. Could there be false accusations? Given the circumstances, no, and if so, the litigiousness of America will ensure they get plenty in a lawsuit plus extensive media coverage. It hasn’t happened because the only ones outed were open secrets, protected by their power. The story isn’t abuse, that’s sadly common; it’s the fact the beautiful people suffered it too.
Hardly the same as everyday assault but we assume celebrities are protected.
Sneering at them because they have something you want is low.
Any abuser can be brought to justice. This is great news for everyone.
It is also a good sign the gaslighters, presuming insanity of people they never met, are scared. They should be, there’s nowhere to hide their despicable games on people.