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There are 3 comments on POV: What the Battle for Women’s Suffrage Tells Us about #MeToo 100 Years Later

  1. This article does not take into account trial by social media. Ask Johnny Depp? Regardless of the odds men and women lie. Especially on social media. How many people have suicided or careers destroyed due to bullying? Or making a 911 call because they were angry particularly when different races and genders are involved? Besides who wants to be part of that 2%? This is a battle for suffrage for all.

  2. One last point and this is from a perspective of a minority while change is occuring it is important to ensure that resentment does not fester in groups that have perceived advantages. Fairness and truth are important in promoting empathy and understanding. I have found social change works like a pendulum. No one remains on top forever. In other words be kind to people while going to the top. Theywill be the same faces you see on the way down

  3. The presumption of innocence is a vital protection.
    Not to protect perpetrators from victims.
    Not primarily to protect innocent citizens from false accusations by other citizens – though without it, the potential for extortion and revenge and so forth leveraging the legal system would rise tremendously… there would be a lot more Amy Coppers…unless false accusations were also made a much more serious crime, which brings us to:

    The most important function of the presumption of innocence, it places the burden of proof on the prosecution, which protects innocent citizens from corrupt police and depredations of the state in general.

    That protection should not be eroded, no matter how heinous the crime.

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