I’ve seen this harassment. And I’ve experienced it myself. It proceeds as systematic, group-level misogyny. It ain't random.
We will also be committing harm if we fail to point out that the silence of people in power amounts to tacit approval.
It is also one which we must advance w/ caution b/c there is ALWAYS a risk of weaponizing sexual assault/harassment as a political tool.
The Right has done this. And the Left has done it as well. A lot. . . .
We even saw something tantamount to glee from some Bernie supporters when the NYTimes reported a Clinton staffer had committed sexual harassment (& was disciplined for it).
If you recall, the initial reporting on the accusations against Kavanaugh did not center the existences of the allegations at all. . but, rather. . focussed on Diane Feinstein.
There are far too many people who relish the opportunity to use sexual assault/harassment as an opportunistic cudgel for their own political gain.
When you use survivors as a weapon, you violate all of us.
All of this must be confronted.