Sometimes we have to remind ourselves of the good thing that can come when a bad thing happens.
The recent wave of sexual misconduct is very disturbing.
We can probably call this “the Great Purge,” how American society woke up and rid itself of bad and boorish behavior—sometimes worse than bad and boorish, sometimes criminal—from men taking advantage of their powerful positions.
The good thing in all of this is the opportunities for recourse that are now being afforded young women who had been victimized, simply for wanting to get ahead in their careers.
Their stories are finally being believed and the bad actors, mostly men, are being forced to walk the gang plank.
The good thing inside the bad thing is that our daughters and even our sons will not be forced to endure this kind of behavior. They should be promoted based on merit and ability and hard work. Nothing more. Those taking advantage of them should indeed be purged.