Tucker Carlson guest hopes that Schneiderman’s resignation "would maybe slow down the #MeToo movement"
Heather Mac Donald: "What I fear about this moment -- one would hope that it would maybe slow down the #MeToo movement. Unfortunately, it's only going to solidify it"
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From the May 9 edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight:
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TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): Heather Mac Donald's a fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a contributing editor at City Journal, one of the great writers in English, I would say, and she joins us tonight. What do you make of this, Heather Mac Donald?
HEATHER MAC DONALD: What's remarkable is that the left goes so far to protect its own, when they already control most of the power centers of our culture. They control the universities, they control the media. So, you think they could afford to sacrifice a few in the name of principal, but they are holding onto them.
What I fear about this moment -- one would hope that it would maybe slow down the #metoo movement. Unfortunately, it's only going to solidify it. We are going to see growing gender quotas, of course, there's already calls that the replacement for [former New York Attorney General Eric] Schneiderman has to be a female.
And we've had male power, male ego, male abuse throughout human history. The solution, until the 1960s and the sexual liberation culture, was through norms of chivalry and female modesty, to try and control that. We decided that that was oppressive and patriarchal. We threw out those norms and you have this extraordinary behavior on Schneiderman's part, fueled by alcohol, and there's very few norms left, it seems, to control this sort of predatory behavior.