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#MeToo Fail: Even the NYT is Defending Aziz Ansari
I can't stress enough how much I dislike Aziz Ansari. He is literally one of the most annoying and least funny people in comedy. When people say he's funny, I think they're lying. That's how unfunny Aziz Ansari is. Liking Aziz just makes people feel "woke." Here's "my truth" about Ansari: everything about him reeks of douche. Which is probably why so many declared him guilty reading the headline and tweet's about "Grace's" story.
Then, to be intellectually honest, you read it. And found it lacking. So much so, even other feminists blasted the story as junk more silly than Pussy Hat Perfume, damaging to the #MeToo movement as a whole. The story holds a shiny weapon in the hands of critics calling it a witch hunt.
The most recent critic is Bari Weiss from the New York Times. Yes, THAT New York Times.
I am a proud feminist, and this is what I thought while reading Grace’s story:
If you are hanging out naked with a man, it’s safe to assume he is going to try to have sex with you.
If the inability to choose a pinot noir over a pinot grigio offends you, you can leave right then and there.
If he pressures you to do something you don’t want to do, use a four-letter word, stand up on your two legs and walk out his door.
That's good stuff, but it gets better while highlighting the problem with the feminist movement as a whole:
Grace’s story was met with so many digital hosannas by young feminists, who insisted that consent is only consent if it is affirmative, active, continuous and — and this is the word most used — enthusiastic. Consent isn’t the only thing they are radically redefining. A recent survey by The Economist/YouGov found that approximately 25 percent of millennial-age American women think asking someone for a drink is harassment. More than a third say that if a man compliments a woman’s looks it is harassment...lumping him in with the same movement that brought down men who ran movie studios and forced themselves on actresses, or the factory floor supervisors who demanded sex from women workers, trivializes what #MeToo first stood for.
I agree, but here's something to consider. Mayhaps this is what young feminists think because this is what they're being sold as leftists. Everything the last paragraph describes has been promoted by Democrats, celebrities, by the left at large. Every day seemed to be a new grievance they invented. Anyone who disagreed hated women. That's the message being pushed on young women of today. That's how you get stories like "Grace's."
Was Aziz acting like a douche? Absolutely.
Do many of the #MeToo stories deserve to be listened to and dealt with? Absolutely.
Writing the equivalent of "I saw Goody Ansari Take His Penis Out" does nothing to help anyone.