Our thanks to Jeff for this. Etiquette rulebooks would, of course, be anathema to feminists. Their wish is for power over men, and this is best served by being able to redefine past behaviour as it suits them. A consensual sexual encounter with a man, which the woman regrets the next morning, maybe after the man makes it clear he’s not seeking a long-term relationship? She can redefine the consensual sex as rape, the identity of her victim is plastered all over the media. An extract from the piece on Margaret Attwood:
She [Attwood] said that Me Too works “as a tool or as a weapon, under certain circumstances” – including in the entertainment industry and politics.
Referring to the backlash levelled against her, Atwood said she was concerned that that was was “fairly standard” for “anyone who says anything except, ‘I believe anything that a woman says’.”
“I think it’s quite dangerous to accord infallibility to any group – including men, Popes and women,” she added.