Joe Rogan and Bret Weinstein Discuss the Danger in Believing All "Victims"
Joe Rogan had former professors Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying on his podcast last night. You can watch it in its full glory here. At one point, the trio began discussing the #MeToo movement. Specifically how it doesn't exactly mesh with due process.
The conversation itself was civil and thought-provoking, however it's sure to trigger any
feminists belligerent bovines within earshot.
If you say we must believe all victims, that's like putting out a neon sign for bad actors that wish to utilize this structure ... If you set up a system in which we are obligated to believe every victim, then [sociopaths] will come out of the woodwork and will use this to level their enemies. What that tells you is, rule number 1: you cannot make the rule "you must believe all victims" or you will have lots of people piling into the category of "victim" that don't deserve to be there.
If the idea of #MeToo is close to your heart, then what you want is a set of rules that is careful and robust enough that we can keep holding [bad] people to account.
Notice how rational and well mannered this approach is. Contrast it with the outraged approach of feminists, the endless picketing and boob flappage. This logical discussion isn't wanted among #MeToo circles. In the hollowed-out eyes of feminists, due process is as unwelcome as moderate exercise.
This notion alone should serve as a giant red flag. #MeToo should have never been able to weasel its way into the mainstream, wreaking havoc on true justice and victimhood. Now that it's backfired on a few grabby gals, even feminists themselves are having second thoughts about the movement (see Even Hardcore Feminists Are Sick of #MeToo Victimhood).
Still, social justice warriors were quick to embrace it, if only to score some major political points in the eyes of ze womyns. Now the left is wielding #MeToo as a weapon, ready to bash in the heads of anyone with the gonads to oppose them. Due process is merely a speed bump on the way to progress. The future is female!