Rob wrote:I honestly don't think we've entered a "new era" of the way we handle stuff like this. We just voted a guy who said "grab em by the [expletive]" to be President of the United States.
I think this is a small window where people are taking it seriously, and five years from now it wont have made much of a difference, aside from the handful of careers its destroying now.
Louis C.K. did just enough with his apology that 5 years from now he'll be back in action. Probably just supporting roles, but he wont have trouble getting good parts.
If they couldn't even shun Mel Gibson and Woody Allen and Polanski properly, yeah, all these dudes will be back.
I disagree that you won't see this having an overall effect; I think this is going to continue to make victims of abuse and assault and rape have the confidence to actually come forward about this garbage. We've seen society shift like this before in regards to sexual harassment; it's not "fixed" by any stretch of the imagination, but we've seen things slowly change for the better in regards to bringing this to light and giving victims more options to fight back.