I am literally tearing up right now in response to the news about Al Franken.— leah mcelrath (@leahmcelrath) November 16, 2017
It is NOT difficult NOT to assault women sexually.
Keep your hands, your mouths, your tongues, your penises, and your sexualized commentary to yourself.
THIS IS NOT DIFFICULT.
hand the keys to the women, we clearly have no idea wtf we're doing— Oliver Willis (@owillis) November 16, 2017
For every vile man, there are many talented women who've been reluctant to enter a sexist political arena.— Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior) November 16, 2017
Men, you are not as precious and irreplaceable as you think you are. Clean house. And Senate.
And the presidency.
prediction: if the two unnamed members of Congress accused of sexual harassment/assault turn out to be one D, one R. the D will immediately resign and the R will be re-elected— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) November 16, 2017
Yes, Franken's statement and call for an investigation were the "right" thing to do after the wrong thing to do was done. Yes, his response is better to the wrong thing he did than Republican responses have been. Yes, Franken has been a useful Senator in a state that might eventually replace him with a Republican -- though the governor is a Democrat and the state has elected an outspoken progressive Democrat in Franken twice and hence Franken's replacement is likely to be a reliable Democrat, perhaps one less likely to abuse any women ever. Yes, the President is a documented and admitted serial sexual predator and harasser and should be held accountable along with Franken but likely won't be and this is utterly enraging. But Franken abused his power and should face consequences for that and making him face consequences helps build a world in which men who abuse and harass women are all more likely to face consequences for their immoral conduct and eventually that is a world in which people like Trump also face such consequences and hence a world in which life is more liveable for more women more of the time. That is what we want.