An April article in The Wall Street Journal, Saying OK to Sex? There’s An App For That, by Elizabeth Bernstein, more than exposes how we, as a society, have lost the sense of decency, morality and shame.
The uConsent app, for example, with no other purpose than to facilitate acts once deemed immoral and sinful, is a digital way to give consent to avoid misunderstanding or legal action afterward. It isn’t so much that the app is shocking – let’s face it, the left’s abusive, vulgar actions in the last several months all but prove Satan is in control. But what I don’t understand is why a conservative business journal would validate this app or the hook-up culture as just another product or service. They even went so far as to give guidelines for determining consent like they were advising consumers on how to avoid catching a cold.
So sacred is the right to unlimited promiscuity, that everything is done to facilitate unrestrained sexual relationships. California, New York, Connecticut and Illinois, have even passed laws that require schools to teach our kids what affirmative consent is. It is this lack of moral standards that prepared the way for the #metoo movement and that eventually will ensure its failure. This movement is not about a return to decency or morals – the majority of those involved find nothing wrong with casual consensual sex acts that can and usually does set the stage for abuse as long as that sexual act is defined as consensual within their definition.
To the #metoo movement, sexual harassment is any kind of unwelcome, uninvited verbal or physical behavior of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment even is extended to offensive comments about gender in general – for example, saying offensive things about women as a group. It also extends to making offensive comments about gender in general—for example, saying offensive things about women as a group. Isn’t that a little broad and undefined? What sexual harassment comes down to, according to the #metoo movement is anything that a woman says it is or is indoctrinated to see it as. For example, a woman is dressed to attract attention and the looks she provokes become harassment. She considers herself harassed if showing off her charms results in “harassment stares.” Or she doesn’t get her way and misinterprets the fact as sexual intimidation.
In France, of all places, there is legislation pending that defines sexual harassment as a male asking a female her name or for her telephone number. In other words, if a male makes an effort to meet a female, he is guilty of harassment.
This is a good way to destroy relations between the genders, which is the goal of Identity Politics, based as it is in cultural Marxism. Whether by intention or by an idea running its course, men have been set up. They have been forced by civil rights laws to bring women into their midst, and the women are now being empowered with a tool to push aside the men with the Identity Politics charge that men are sexual predators. Just as rebellious children who equate parental control with abuse have learned that relief from parental control is just a phone call away to Child Protective Services, feminists have gained the power to bring down men on sexual harassment charges.
What the #metoo movement is doing, based as it is in the exploitative ethos of cultural Marxism, is turning women’s sexual liberation into the sexual harassment of women by men. We are witnessing the launching of a sexual abuse witch hunt that will have many innocent victims.
The breakdown of trust between the sexes is the tragic legacy of the modern feminist movement, but it has taken on a new fervor with the #metoo campaign and the growing accusation that masculinity is vile, toxic, and inherently predatorial. Fear of men is legitimized, as accusation is treated as fact. Men are seen as “the enemy,” an embodied deviance that must be remolded into the image of a woman. Their sexuality is assumed to be naturally brutal, a threat to be controlled and reduced for the individual man to be considered “safe.”
While women’s willingness to hold men accountable for criminal sexual behavior is to be applauded, the scorched-earth approach we are seeing today is destructive because it undermines trust. When anything from a naïve touch during a photo shoot to an innocent attempt at a kiss is compared to rape and sexual abuse, we are not healing society but infecting relationships with the poison of distrust. When our most intimate and foundational relationships are ruled by fear and distrust, political freedom breaks down. When you no longer trust other people, you can’t rely on them for anything. They need to be monitored, controlled, and relentlessly investigated or watched.
Distrust destroys freedom. When the lines are always moving, the rules always changing, there can be no trust. You simply can’t be free when the components that make up a culture of trust are destroyed. We have moved beyond merely holding individuals accountable for criminal or abusive behavior to policing masculinity itself.
Men as a stigmatized group have become the target. Many people are worried about sex being policed as a result of the sexual harassment witch-hunt, but the act of sex is not the issue here. The relationship between men and women is. What we’re losing isn’t sexual freedom, but relational freedom and the trust that undergirds it.
“Inducement of uncertainty, of distrust in communication and propagation of fear, all help to maintain the stability of the totalitarian regime.” Ivana Markova
Source: The #MeToo Movement Is Destroying Trust Between Men And Women by D.C. McAllister, The Federalist; Why the #MeToo Movement Is Doomed to Fail by John Horvat II; The #MeToo Movement Will Produce Victims of Its Own, by Paul Craig Roberts, The Burning Platform