Sunday, December 31, 2017
Of the many good things that happened in 2017, I have the most hope that the movement against sexual predators will have long-term effects.
In many fields, men known for years to have been gropers, sexual blackmailers, and even rapists were driven out and rendered pariahs. Liberal organizations were more consistent than conservative ones in removing the offenders, but that is often what happens at the beginning of a social movement.
This movement was made by tipping public opinion, not by a change in law. This suggests to me that it will have real staying power.