Moral Panics

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Re: Moral Panics

Postby shadylady » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:50 pm

Is #metoo movement leading to a rush to judge all men?
This lady is well intentioned, but she gives the false accusers way too much credit and even asserts that we have reached some kind of positive cultural watershed. The one thing she is right about is that our society is in moral panic mode and that there could be an escalation and that accusations could become even more casual than they have already become.
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Re: Moral Panics

Postby cactuspete » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:14 am

shadylady: False accusers or maybe stretched accusers might be the better way of characterizing those making the accusations. There may have been sexual interaction or casual interaction between the accusers and the accused, but the key is that there is some exaggeration or augmentation taking place to stretch things so that they actually seem inappropriate. Who knows what really happened, but you get a bunch of fame seekers coming forward all at once years after supposed misconduct occurs because they all smell opportunity, not because they were too afraid to come forward earlier.
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Re: Moral Panics

Postby shadylady » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:41 pm

Tucker: We're moving to standard where accused means guilty
At least one journalist hasn't lost his head while all the others are incapable of saying anything intelligent about this current moral panic!
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Re: Moral Panics

Postby wildrose » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:14 am

Could it be that we are in the midst of two full-fledged moral panics at the same time? Between the McCarthy 2.0 thing with Russia and this latest ME TOO bandwagon, it would seem that the media is hyping two conspiracy theories or moral panics simultaneiously. Is it all about ratings or do average citizens really care? Most of the reactions I get are skepticism about both movements with a lot of eyerolls thrown in for good measure. So, maybe neither are real moral panics and they're both really just manufactured moral panics.
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