"Rough Justice"

The anti-harassment revolution claimed its first female, feminist victim.
Ramsey, a 56-year-old retired business executive from Leawood... was running with the endorsement of Emily’s List, a liberal women’s group that has raised more than a half-million dollars to help female candidates who support abortion rights.

Ramsey will drop out on Friday, her campaign said.

“In its rush to claim the high ground in our roiling national conversation about harassment, the Democratic Party has implemented a zero tolerance standard,” Ramsey said in a statement Friday. “For me, that means a vindictive, terminated employee’s false allegations are enough for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) to decide not to support our promising campaign. We are in a national moment where rough justice stands in place of careful analysis, nuance and due process.”

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which has not endorsed anyone in the race, said in a statement that members and candidates must all be held to the highest standard.

“If anyone is guilty of sexual harassment or sexual assault, that person should not hold public office,” said committee spokeswoman Meredith Kelly.
When equality is your only principle for justice, it is satisfied both by treatment that is equally good and by treatment that is equally bad.

UPDATE: It won't do to suggest that women are equally responsible for sexual dynamics, of course.

2 comments:

Aggie - said...

"“In its rush to claim the high ground in our roiling national conversation about harassment, the Democratic Party has implemented a zero tolerance standard,” Ramsey said in a statement Friday."

Yes, so pure....as the driven snow. The story line must be preserved at all costs. These are only the starters, after all. The main course in this meal is Trump.

Christopher B said...

The best response to the claim they've implemented a zero tolerance policy is "what took you so long"?