I suppose one should not be surprised that there are some negative reactions to MeToo and Time’sUp by some men, and even a few women. Allow me to address the men who are reacting to this movement in a negative manner:
The pendulum is swinging. And it’s about time. For centuries men have killed, raped, assaulted, negated and/or ignored women–in social and business situations.
Women are now standing up and comparing stories (MeToo) and saying that it is time for change (Time’sUp). If you disagree with that stance, feel free. You are, after all, entitled to your opinion.
But may I suggest you take a look in a mirror as you voice your ‘woe is me’ disagreements…. What you will see staring back at you is a insecure, feeble-minded, emotionally stunted man, one who may even be a rather despicable person.
Are you really okay with men killing, raping, assaulting and negating women?
Look at how many men have treated women for far too long. Is this how you want to see your mother, sister, partner treated? Are you really that shallow and insecure in your skin? Do you actually oppose women who are saying that enough is enough?
If so, I suggest your stance says way more about your stunted emotional immaturity than it does about the stance women are taking.
My reaction is this: Women, what took you so long? How did you, why did you, put up with this for so long?
Men, I don’t think you would put up with being treated the way many men have consistently treated women for a week, let alone centuries.
So the pendulum is finally swinging. And yes, there are times the swing may make men feel uncomfortable. So be it. After centuries of oppression, you can’t handle a bit of discomfort?
Men, you have a choice: support the women who are leading this movement, or get out of the way. Or oppose it, if you wish, and demonstrate just how narrow-minded and insecure you are. The choice is yours! But before you choose, look deeply at yourself in the mirror. Ask yourself what kind of a man you’d like to be… If the answer is that you would like to be a strong, brave, mature person, you will then know on what side of the issue to stand.