The harrowing consequences of the #MeToo campaign

It was just last week that the #MeToo campaign started. In case you missed it, women throughout social media used that hashtag to call out that they were the victims of sexual harassment or abuse. Sometimes they shared the full story, and sometimes they just used “Me too” to call attention to the widespread nature of the problem.

As with most populist movements, it has had unintended consequences. That’s what we’re here to talk about now.

Let’s talk about the issues it’s caused men.

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Back with a shout out to all the pretty ladies in the audience

We’re back! I would of course like to apologize for my extended absence, and offer my explanation. My last post, about the House or Representatives’ grasp on science, did not go unnoticed. And so in the dead of night I was whisked to our nation’s capitol and brought before the House Science Committee to answer tough questions, such as “how does the internet work?” and “will you help me set up my email?”

For months I worked with them on these important topics, and I am happy to report they can now navigate to web pages with a success rate of nearly 50%.

While I was in Washington, one of the big stories that came out was Senator Kirsten Gillibrand revealing she was sexually harassed by other members of Congress. This raised quite a ruckus, and the media responded the only way they knew how, by talking about catcalls of women, and whether or not it’s offensive. It was a whole segment on The Daily Show as well.

Catcalling has always been fascinating to me, because I’ve never understood it. And while in D.C., a remarkable thing happened: Mrs. Sophist received a catcall. Continue reading

Who Heart Huckabee?

Liberals in this country have long derided the Republicans for waging a “War on Women” and former Arkansas governor and presidential hopeful, and current Fox News host, Mike Huckabee is tired of it. Speaking at the Republican National Committee winter meeting on Thursday, Huckabee threw the accusation right back at the Democrats.

“I think it’s time Republicans no longer accept listening to the Democrats talk about a ‘war on women.’ The fact is the Republicans don’t have a war on women, they have a war for women, to empower them to be something other than victims of their gender.”

I’m not sure when the Republicans accepted the Democrats talking about the alleged ‘war on women’ but okay, let’s roll with that.

“If the Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing them for them a prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of the government, then so be it. Let’s take that discussion all across America.”

All right, let’s follow this path all the way downstream and see what rabbit hole we emerge from. Continue reading