The ‘me too’ phenomenon has been likened to a deadly plague. It’s sweeping the land and killing the careers of many people, from those in the entertainment world to the business world to politics. In the past few days we seen the resignation of three members of Congress, 2 Democrats and 1 Republican, all victims of the ‘me too’ plague.
It seems that the first three men to resign may only be the first victims of what could also be called an avalanche of sexual allegations and like many avalanches, it buries its victims in its path and since winter is just starting, avalanche season is about to hit Washington DC.
(Constitution.com) – The floodgates have truly been thrown wide open after the accusations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was taken down. Thanks to the Weinstein case dozens of men in the entertainment industry have been fired or disgraced. But, now the flood turns to politics as accusations threaten to drown officials in every sector of government, from local and state all the way to Washington DC.
Weeks after journalist Ronan Farrow’s blockbuster article in The New Yorker that revealed a group of women who accused Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault cases that stretch back decades, literally dozens of women came forward to make similar accusations against Weinstein.
Weinstein was ruined, but he wasn’t the only member of the entertainment/media industry to see a wave of accusations. A long list of others also came under a microscope. The result was dozens of firings of highly placed people in fields such as movies, radio, TV, sports, and the news media. Even a celebrity chef was ruined by the wave…
One of the biggest problems in the ‘me too’ plague or avalanche is that it’s difficult to determine which accusations are real and justified and which are either politically motivated or just plain acts of vengeance because someone doesn’t like someone else. The sad part is that so many automatically believe the people making the accusations without any verifiable proof.