I find this so sad–Al Franken has good politics, usually. And yet, he has another side, the personal or conventional male dominant side that thought it was ok to do what most of the other guys would think was ok. (In that photo on the plane during the USO tour, it looks like he was setting up a ‘hilarious’, juvenile, photo, encouraged by other men on the plane), taken while the woman is asleep.
There is a range of these behaviors, from inappropriate remarks, humiliating remarks/actions, to harassment, to actual assault and rape. And then we must consider and face and deal with the horrible things–crimes-- happening, still, to teens and kids.
I don’t think all these merit the same response–do you? But they do merit a response; how about some education, mandatory group discussions at workplaces, some airing time for all to converse and vent, and even accuse? And all are invited to participate? In Congress, maybe there should be re-education for the “Old Boys” there, presented by the women Congress Members, and staff? (I’m not referring to reeducation as an alternative or remedy for men who have assaulted someone; if crimes were committed, then they must be subject to the justice system).
The MeToo time is so valuable.and needed–that all this is coming out; women are saying enough and too much, now. (In my workplace we have been telling our stories, too). The U.S. culture (not to mention other cultures) has got to change, and judging by the past month or so, it actually may. A BIG unanswered Question: What about the actions, accusers, and speech of our President?