This is why I roll my eyes when people whine that #MeToo has gone too far, men’s careers are being ruined, everyone is just being assumed to be guilty…wake up and look around! These men often still have their wealth, their fans, plus gobs of sympathetic media coverage, while the “accusers” are overanalyzed, mocked, and blamed. As you say, “Increasingly it looks like #MeToo didn’t topple the patriarchy — it showed how tenacious the patriarchy is at enforcing its stranglehold.” #MeToo did not succeed (yet, anyway). It helped a few victims, I’m sure, but it did not succeed, let alone “go too far.”

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