Former President and womanizer Bill Clinton was seemingly regretting the passing of the ‘norms’ that he enjoyed in the past. The discussion was actually about Al Franken who was sacrificed on the altar of #MeTo and was forced from his Senate seat. As Mr. Clinton so correctly points out, that type of behavior used to have no discernable consequences. What was strange was the context that the former President put it in. He referred to those actions as being against the will of the women affected. There you have it. Bill knew it was against their will all along.
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Bill Clinton: Norms have really changed in terms of what you can do to somebody against their will.
You think I’m exaggerating what he actually said in the headline but I’m not. Direct quote, bro.
The inspiration for this sentiment is Al Franken, one of the most minor celebrity offenders of the #MeToo era. What Clinton has in mind when he mentions doing things to women against their will is, presumably, what Franken was accused of — a butt-squeeze here, a too-friendly “friendly” kiss there, the sort of “Mad Men” behavior that might have been seen as a bit fresh in the workplace in years past but certainly not something that’d cost you a job or a U.S. Senate seat. Norms have changed, it’s true. And if it’s alarming to hear it described in terms of being allowed to do things to women “against their will,” well, that’s the whole point from the #MeToo perspective. You really could do certain things to them against their will in the past and pay no legal or professional consequences. Franken’s toppling was a sort of ritual sacrifice aimed at drawing a new red line: Henceforth, there’s no such thing as “too minor” when it comes to touching a woman without her consent…..
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