Monday, October 22, 2018

Is Cory Booker being MeToo-ed?

cory booker

Cory Booker is a US Senator.  It's often said he plans to run for the presidency in 2020.  Is he being MeToo-ed?

Sexually Assaulted Me and why it won't matter to the movement.

For the record, we're not fans of Cory.  He's a neoliberal.  That said, read the story and tell us how this was harassment?

The man, as he tells his own story, fawned over Cory in a public meeting.  The man left early and went to a restroom.  Cory followed him.  Cory knocked and entered with the man providing no objection.  Cory groped the man's crotch -- with the man issuing no complaint.  Cory then grabbed the man's hand and put it on Cory's package with no objection.  Cory then pushed the man to his knees with no objection.  If the events, as described happened, it would appear to us to be a clumsy pass and nothing more.  "No" means "no."  But for it to mean "no," it has to be said -- either vocally or physically and, in this case, as described, it was never said.

Again, we don't know if the events took place or not.

If they did take place as the unnamed man describes, this doesn't strike us as an assault.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.
Poll1 { display:none; }