Had a few tweets talking about someone who got cancelled due to some consensual but inappropriate affairs.
No upside to discussing this stuff. It's taboo. No punishment is too harsh for these people in the current atmosphere. Everyone's Weinstein bad. No degrees.
— Ian Welsh (@iwelsh) February 13, 2020
I think a lot of this comes from the much higher college attendance and graduation rates of women. This makes it very hard for them to find “appropriate” partners as they mostly refuse to date down (for some understandable reasons).
Since women are competing for a small and ever-decreasing pool of males, they are now more stringently policing this dating market. Thus the expansion of #metoo beyond all reason. This also partially explains the rise of prudishness.
Punishing other women while pretending to punish men is an excellent way to “clear” the dating market and reduce competition. This explains a lot of what you’re seeing with all this.