Something for gay men to reflect on . . . We rightly condemn the sexual harassment and assault of which Trump, Kavanaugh, and other male politicians are accused. We describe these people as vile monsters. But if we’ve ever been at a bar, club, or circuit party, drunk or sober, grabbing or patting somebody’s behind, touching their genital area, or even squeezing their biceps without their consent, we are no different. And we’ve all seen plenty of this behaviour in gay metropoles. It may be time to acknowledge our hypocrisy.
Related Off-site Links:
Gay Men, We Need To Talk About Sexual Misconduct – Scott Nevins (Logo, December 14, 2017).
Why Hasn’t the Gay Community Had a #MeToo Moment? – Michael Segalov (The Guardian, March 7, 2018).
Me Too: The Difficult Truths About Gay Men and Sexual Assault – Noah Michelson (The Huffington Post, October 16, 2017).
How Gay Men Normalize Sexual Assault – Phillip Henry (Them, November 17, 2017).