Middle Ages

We Were Harassed, and We Liked It

It’s not surprising to me that Janeane Garofalo is defending Louis C.K., similar to sentiments voiced by Sarah Silverman earlier.

Also, Garofalo and Silverman are friends with Louis C.K. and relationships are more nuanced than all-in or ostracizing, despite the current vogue for black-and-white thinking.

I’m definitely not excusing Louis C.K. or any other sexual harassers, but this is just one of many subjects where I’m starting to see a stark generational divide. Gen X were socialized to just suck it up or be tough or gloss over any abusive behavior while younger women aren’t putting up with badly behaved men anymore. It’s hard to change your worldview when you’re so years’ deep into it.

Frankly, I’m jealous of the young women coming up who’ve always thought their voices matter.