The #MeToo movement is incredibly necessary to our society that still demeans, ignores and pushes down women, believes Jessica Valenti of The Guardian. The backlash against #MeToo claims that it goes too far by punishing acts of flirting that we used to simply label as rude. But the fact of the matter is that raising awareness for victims is as important as ever. President Trump still sits in the White House after having been accused by several women. Woody Allen, accused of molesting his daughter when she was seven, continues to make films. Women are the real victims here. Making some men uncomfortable is worth achieving justice.
The #MeToo campaign and the accusations that have been hurled over the internet resemble the Salem witch trials in their mob-mentality and disregard for hard proof or the presumption of innocence, holds William Sullivan of American Thinker. Current trends are moving towards a world where allegations themselves can ruin people’s lives. It is worrying that parts of society no longer want to follow laws in order to find out someone’s guilt. Men are being attacked over online accusations that simply haven’t been proven. While #MeToo is good in principle, it has led to some examples of mob justice that are deeply worrying.