To the Editor:
I have a question. It has become quite striking how many cases of sexual offenses have brought down public figures of late. As most would surely agree (I hope), this is a long-overdue evolution in our society and one that will perhaps finally bring about change many of us thought would have ridden in with the women’s lib movement of 40-odd years ago.
As with perhaps no other human rights issue, this has gotten traction because of the high-visibility men being accused. I needn’t name names here, but suffice it to say that politics, entertainment, the military, corporations and other institutions of our society are all represented, and once exposed, the offenders have experienced nearly instant reversals in their careers and reputations. But there is one notable exception.
We have a man who is holding the highest office in the land who has not only been accused of this behavior, he is on record bragging about it and how he thinks the privilege his station in life has given him entitles him to it. So where are the calls to oust him? If we are no longer to tolerate sexual predation, how can we overlook this individual?