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Michael Medved: What all the Abusers and Harassers Have in Common

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Recent charges of assault and harassment have destroyed powerful figures in every field of endeavor. These accusations have afflicted liberals and conservatives, straight and gay, black and white, with only one factor linking every one of the accused: they are all men. That’s not because women have no power to abuse: females occupy some commanding heights in politics, business and entertainment, yet no woman producer used a casting couch like Weinstein, and none of the 105 women in Congress have been accused of behavior like Franken‘s.

Females don’t feel the same impulse to force themselves on unwilling objects of desire, and any men subjected to such assaults are better equipped to resist. That’s not due to strength or size, but because of the obvious difference in the way males and females engage in sex.

Current headlines should force the Left to acknowledge an obvious point that they have long preferred to ignore: men and women are profoundly, unmistakably, undeniably different.

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Hugh Hewitt: An Opportunity To Uphold A New Standard on Sexual Harassment

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As the waves of allegations on sexual harassment and sexual assault continue to roll in and as we watch various high profile figures fall, we are facing what could well be a dramatic and positive long-term shift in our culture.

I will admit this:

While I had always assumed that there were a few bad actors out there, I had always thought they were few and far between.

Perhaps I was naïve. I’m now becoming convinced—against my earlier instincts—that the bad actors may be legion.

Perhaps this period of time will be seen in hindsight as a “great purge” of sorts, where—as individuals as well as institutions—we hold perpetrators to account and collectively set up a new standard.

If I’m right—and we all have to hope that I am—the next generation of young professionals will have both a safer work environment and stronger means for recourse if faced with such assaults.

Let’s start by doing all we can to uphold that new standard in our personal and professional lives today.

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