Will Johnny Depp’s Defamation Trial Bring an End to #MeToo?

Very few with an open mind could watch the Depp trial and come away believing that Amber Heard was terrified of Depp. But we have a long history of forgiving female violence.

Janice Fiamengo
52 min ago

„Some of my friends in the men’s advocacy movement are hopeful that the Johnny Depp defamation trial will sound the death knell of #MeToo—the culture of unsubstantiated, reputation-destroying accusations against men—and will raise awareness of male victims of domestic violence. Perhaps we can at last arrive at an understanding that both women and men commit violence, and that all victims are deserving of compassion.

I hope that’s true, but I don’t think it’s likely. We are as a culture continually surprised by evidence of female violence, and then immediately forgetful of it.“ (…)


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