An Observation

[Trigger warning for rape culture.]

I find it interesting, ahem, how much public musing I've read over the years about whether fantasist Stephen Glass deserves a second chance in a new career ("being a lawyer is a privilege, not a right"), or has sufficiently earned forgiveness, or can be successfully rehabilitated, and other variations on questions of trust, integrity, and decency.

The reason I find it interesting is because I have not seen nearly the same about of public musing about, say, Mike Tyson, or Roman Polanski, even though they each did something rather quite worse than telling lies, even big lies that hurt and embarrassed and betrayed people.

We sure do have interesting priorities, and interesting beliefs about the things people do. Especially people who are men, admired by other men.

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