Harvey Weinstein counsel and fake trial oxygen-mask affixer Donna Rotunno:
One week later, Rotunno published a Newsweek op-ed that argued that the media and activists had destroyed Weinstein’s chance for a fair trial. Sounding alarms familiar to #MeToo skeptics, she painted Weinstein as the victim of a “one-sided media rampage,” then spiraled into an argument about male safety writ large, extrapolating his case—and his dozens of accusers—into a threat to brothers, sons, and fathers the nation over. “There is nothing preventing you from being next,” she wrote. “Long before you stand before a judge, the claims of a few can upend your life and destroy your reputation.”
“The pendulum is swinging so far in the overly sensitive direction that men can’t really be men, and women can’t really be women,” she told me. “I feel that women may rue the day that all of this started when no one asks them out on a date, and no one holds the door open for them, and no one tells them that they look nice.”
In the spirit of comity, I hereby urge that all charges of door-opening be dropped from his indictment.
I must say, the shelf life of “if women get any aspect of equal citizenship holding the door open for women or offering them innocuous comments will be a capital offense without dude process” is almost impressive. It’s the stupidest argument ever and yet wherever there is a sexist asshole to be defended or enabled the defenders and enablers have been making this argument for decades and will never stop.