I realize that the physical size difference between most women and most men means that the above comparison isn’t entirely fair; a woman who’s sexually aggressive with a man is probably not putting him in insurmountable physical danger.
And I’m cognizant of the fact that for every bad behavior I mentioned in my opening list of questions there is an equal – opposite and potentially more physically threatening form of bad behavior that men can and do visit upon women with just as much frequency.
But that right there is precisely my point.
In a free society everyone – regardless of gender or any other identification – is free to be a manipulative – narcissistic – emotionally destructive asshole.
So I’m not sure why men have been getting all the credit lately.
The #BelieveWomen memes that have arisen in the wake of #MeToo in general and the Brett Kavanaugh saga in particular are coming from a place of empathy and good intentions.
But they’re also stripping women of our complications and contradictions and therefore our humanity.