Yup, exactly. I’ve been pretty drunk before but I can say with 100% certainty that I didn’t sexually assault anybody. And, sure, there are plenty of nights I can’t remember but those are relegated to the nights where I was home watching TV. I remember most nights I went out.
I don’t think that’s true. The majority of what I saw told him to go f himself for perpetuating the conservative stereotype that gay = child molester. He conflated the two and they’ll forever be joined in people’s minds. There were perhaps a few that congratulated him on that but the left saw it as a smoke screen just as clearly as the right did.
Though everybody has to concede that the media did jump on Milo for glamorizing his story of being sexually assaulted at 13 (by a priest, no less). Sure, Milo is a public figure and should be careful with how he frames things, but he also has the right to take back his assault if it helps him get past it. There needs to be a balance with the two, and pushing him to a place he obviously didn’t want to be wasn’t cool.
Though, I agree with Drew, sexual assault shouldn’t be something that divides people’s politically. I would hope everybody agrees it’s horrible and go from there. I don’t think people would like the stats on the subject, regardless of what their political affiliation is.