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Beware the #MeToo Backlash—It Masks Ugly Lies About Women

Expand People gather for the Women's March in Washington U.S., January 21, 2017. © 2017 Reuters The backlash against #MeToo is gathering steam, with a chorus of voices raising concerns about “overreactions” to “minor” transgressions and citing threats to sexual freedom. The #MeToo movement has launched a tsunami of discussion and awareness on systemic workplace sexual abuse and harassment, building upon decades of activism by the feminist and labor movements. The backlash rests on two claims: First, good men may be undeservedly punished for their behavior as fairness and due process are discarded…

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