REALity June 2018                                                                                Ottawa, ON

No one supports violence or abuse against women, but there is a minority of men who do take advantage of women in unpleasant ways. The proverbial “power imbalance” can create legitimate fear, even without the realistic prospect of physical attack. Working to stop such abuse is a legitimate goal.

This will not be achieved, however, by abandoning the foundation of the justice system, which is to provide a fair and impartial hearing based on evidence. Instead, the current Me Too Revolution destroys men’s lives by way of screaming headlines, replacing the rule of law, due process in the courts, and the application of the traditional legal standard of “innocent until proven guilty”. There appears to be little balance provided in the Me Too Revolution and this must be rectified.