In case you feel wronged by the #MeToo conversation
Listen. I know you’re hurting.
I know that you did not grope, did not rape, did not molest.
I understand you feel the broad brush is splattering too close, and you don’t want that scarlet letter on your forehead.
You didn’t do it. In fact, there was that time when you actively prevented it.
You like and respect women; it disheartens you that so many are so angry. And it feels like we’re angry at you. The temptation to cry out “not ALL men!” bubbles up in your throat like nausea. (And what you really mean is, “not me!”)