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Charlie Rose, #MeToo and the Eternal Possibility of White, Male Redemption

Deep down, even in the most jaded corners of our minds, I think we all knew that it wouldn't take long. That those celebrities accused of sexual harassment and assault during the #MeToo movement would inevitably find a way to re-enter the public sphere, and do so quickly. There would, of course, be claims of newfound humility. Lessons learned. A respect for "social boundaries" previously shrouded in the mysterious haze of generational difference, too many drinks, unfettered power and jokes that went too far. Lamentations about how "I love women…after all, my mother/wife/daughter is a woman, so how could I be sexist?" Things like that.  Read more.

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