Powerful men who are now falling like dominoes — with the exception of Trump and those in Congress — seem astounded that women didn’t find their sexual advances thrilling. The men’s denials, and even their apologies when they come, reflect that self-absorbed perspective: “I’m sorry if she didn’t like what I did. I thought what we had was consensual.” Really?
We need to do a whole lot better job educating young men — and young women — about boundaries related to sexual expression. That means saying, quite bluntly, “You and your sexual urges are not God’s gift to the world, not there to inflict on any woman who happens to grab your attention.” I really think it has to be as blunt as that.