Ever since the #MeToo movement went big, there have been articles written in support of women’s rights and bodily autonomy, starting off with the criticisms of flagrant instances of sexual impropriety, and becoming more incisive and strident on the way to condemning widespread and endemic disrespect and hatred for women.
There’s been a recent case in the UK over allegations made against a teacher for serious professional misconduct. This case was heard by a professional conduct panel, and also in the criminal courts. These two bodies serve different purposes and have different processes.
There’s a lot of talk among Good Men™ at the moment regarding so-called false allegations. So-called because a lot of these allegations labelled as false actually turn out to be true. We know that the false reporting of rape occurs in around 2% to 8% of cases, the same as for other crimes.
In February this year, Monica Lewinsky spoke about her #MeToo moment, regarding her relationship with then-president Bill Clinton. She views the dynamics of that relationship in a different light now, both in terms of how in control she felt of her actions and participation, and in how it was perceived by the outside world.