Leovan wrote:In my turn I deeply disagree with statements recently issued such as this:Emily Lindin wrote:I'm actually not at all concerned about innocent men losing their jobs over false sexual assault/harassment allegations...If some innocent men's reputations have to take a hit in the process of undoing the patriarchy, that is a price I am absolutely willing to pay.
https://twitter.com/EmilyLindin/status/ ... 4822579200
"It is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer" and all that.
I probably share morriwalter's character flaw that is I absolutely loathe the thought of being falsely accused and have a violent reaction to the mere thought. It makes me overreact to this environment that I consider ripe for such situations.
I agree completely.... not only to protect innocent people, but also to protect the legitimacy of the movement. Overzealous reformers often make mistakes, and mistakes will give opponents the fodder they need to discredit needed reforms. It's in everyone's interest to be fair and deliberate. Unfortunately Twitter, Facebook, and news headlines tend to promote zealousness over nuanced, fair, and deliberate statements.