Honestly can we really not draw a distinction between “suck my dick or you’ll never work in movies again! “ or drugging women and having sex while they’re passed out and using a flirtatious tone or winking or making a suggestive comment, in a climate where such behavior was a norm, even if it shouldn’t have been. If a person was flirtatious then but as the social climate changed that person took pains to stop that behavior, can we seriously not see the difference and adjust our reactions accordingly?

To be clear, I adore (and respect) the work Morgan Freeman has done throughout his career, so, yes, the thought of him, during the twilight of his life, being stripped of that upsets me terribly. And if there are women who honestly feel he assaulted them, or intentionally harassed them, or used his name as leverage in procuring sexual favors, then let them be heard, and let the consequences fall where they may. Let no man be above the law. I’ll get over it.

I loved Bill Cosby, too. And Kevin Spacey. And Al Franken. Even Louis CK, occasionally.

I just think probably not a man over 35 exists in show business or journalism or hotel and restaurant management or tech or music who doesn’t have some degree of a history of inappropriate behavior regarding women. That pervasive attitude is why we are finally standing up and saying no more.

A lot of men are following us through these new doors. Morgan Freeman is one of them. Or was.

Sometimes it does feel a little like Salem, all over again. And I say this as someone who has experienced both intentionalassault and stupidity and who is trying to remember the difference.

I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I know I want it to be spelled right and punctuated correctly. I guess that’s something.

I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I know I want it to be spelled right and punctuated correctly. I guess that’s something.