“Enough is enough,” proclaimed Senator Kirsten Gillibrand at a December 6 press conference. “I think when we start having to talk about the differences between sexual assault and sexual harassment and unwanted groping, you are having the wrong conversation. You need to draw a line in the sand and say: None of it is OK. None of it is acceptable.”
Wow. When a person who holds public office says things like these, it’s very disturbing. This is extraordinarily offensive and manipulative. Gillibrand suggests that anybody who does see a difference between assault and harassment considers them to be acceptable. Who voted for this wannabe Komsomol leader?
Soviet-like rhetoric is colonizing the public discourse in this country at a scary speed. All of this sounds so painfully familiar.