Margaret Atwood faces feminist backlash on social media over #MeToo (The #MeTooTerror )

It is the #MeTooTerror.

Saying this, I think much of the #MeToo stuff is pretty legitimate. Using power to coerce sexual favors is not OK. However, like the terror during the French Revolution, the current one too is in danger of morphing into a beast.

For the record – because we can’t help it – we pointed out the danger of a “terror” at the very beginning of this whole thing.

(From The Guardian)

She likened the affair to the Salem witch trials, in that guilt was assumed of those who were accused. This idea of guilt by accusation had at times been used to usher in a better world or justify new forms of oppression, she wrote. “But understandable and temporary vigilante justice can morph into a culturally solidified lynch-mob habit, in which the available mode of justice is thrown out the window, and extralegal power structures are put into place and maintained.”

Many online took issue with her view. “If @MargaretAtwood would like to stop warring amongst women, she should stop declaring war against younger, less powerful women and start listening,” wrote one person on Twitter. “In today’s dystopian news: One of the most important feminist voices of our time shits on less powerful women to uphold the power of her powerful male friend,” wrote another.

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