Male Backlash Against #MeToo Is Brewing And The Hostility Created Between The Two Genders Could Result In Disastrous Consequences
On 6th February 2018
Has the #MeToo movement gone wrong? In the wakening of recent incidents, it seems like a male backlash against the movement is brewing and the consequences don't appear to be very good. Alexandra Allred, an author and self-defense instructor in Dallas, referring to Aziz Ansari case says, "The accusations claimed by Miss Grace sound like it was a mutual thing, but she thought about it later and she didn’t enjoy herself. But this is the story of millions of young women everywhere, where you just made a mistake. This does not belong to the #MeToo movement. As a staunch supporter of the movement, Allred says, "She should have just kept this to herself. This isn't show and tell. This is a movement to educate people and hopefully stop the violence."
#1 Is The Movement Heading Towards The Opposite Direction?
Over the last few months since the Harvey Weinstein scandal regarding sexual misconduct, Hollywood has been in tatters with more women coming forward with the claims of sexual abuse and more shocking names of Hollywood men hitting the headlines. However, in the recent light of events it has become more confusing for us to decide whether the movement #MeToo which all of us wholeheartedly supported, in the beginning, has become more like a propaganda rather than a fair platform which promised to serve justice to all the women out there who suffered sexual harassment in the industry in the name of power for God knows how many years.
#2 We Were Finally Hoping A Change For A Better Cause
Finally, the era of all those beasts who exploited the Industry for so long, making it their plaything and keeping the victims silent with their dirty tactics was coming to an end, as more women joined hands together to unveil these monsters and we could eventually see a little ray hope.
#3 Power Abuse By Women?
With the alarming increase in claims by women against men for sexual misconduct the case of Aziz Ansari worked as a final nail in the coffin where the date went awry, Ansari was accused of sexual misconduct by his date partner Grace. Carrie Lukas of the Independent Women’s Forum, says, "Ansari believed that everything that occurred between him and his partner was consensual and welcomed but now with the claims against him his reputation is in danger which is not fair to the man."
#4 Movement Is Now Tainted Because Of Some Wrong Steps
Because of these cases, the movement which started out as a positive women empowerment change is now tainted and now men are becoming wary of people from the opposite sex as it seems like rather than punishing the culprits it appears more like the certain group who claims themselves to be a part of this cause are out to punish male sexual transgression which is going to clash with the truth sooner or later and the restlessness that is observed among men against this propaganda is already reaching an alarming limit and the unintended consequences for ther of the sex won't be very pleasent in the end.
As reported by Miami Herald, one of the biggest state of US, Florida, it is by observed many female staffers and lobbyists that the male legislators no longer are willing to meet them privately. Lobbyist Jenifer Green says, "I had a senator say, ‘I need my aide here in the room because I need a chaperone. I said, ‘Senator, why do you need a chaperone? Do you feel uncomfortable around me?’ ‘Well,’ he said, ‘anyone can say anything with the door shut.’" She added, "I’m getting the feeling that we’re going back 20 years as female professionals. I fully anticipate I’m going to be competing with another firm that is currently owned by some male, and the deciding factor is going to be: ‘You don’t want to hire a female lobbying firm in this environment.’ "