Andrew Cuomo Feel the Pain BOY: Yes, You Too

The Me Too movement has been around for years now. And rightly so.

Predominantly women, but some men too, have for too long been subject to

unwanted sexual advances, assault and more. Now though, social media has

allowed their voices to be heard like never before. As the cries of the victims

have turned into a crescendo, so the headline names of abusers began to ratchet

up. Harvey Weinstein, Roman Polanski, Louis C.K and Kevin Spacey being

some of the more prominent offenders, plus hundreds more.

Sexual abuse is a subject that transcends political persuasion. Weinstein was a

renowned liberal on the Hollywood scene. Ex-Senator Al Franken is a well-

known Democrat. Abuse is abuse regardless. That is why Governor Andrew

Cuomo of New York needs to step down from office at once. Still though he

digs his heels in and mutters about his gestures and actions being

“unintentional” and “misunderstood”.

Both of those defenses are as flimsy as they are predictable. They are the go-to

excuses of so many before him that have been exposed by the growing power

and volume of the abused. Suggesting a game of strip-poker, forcibly kissing

somebody, or offering a hug while sexually aroused, really isn’t open to mis-

interpretation. On top of that, what Cuomo fails to understand in general is that

it is not of case of what was meant with the message, rather it is how the

recipient received it. This then is not simply a matter of “political correctness

gone mad” but more a case of respecting the basic human dignity of others. The

idea that an abuser blames the abused was a hall-mark of Donald Trump. That