Emily Lindin, described as a documentary filmmaker, author and Teen Vogue columnist on her Twitter page, thought she'd share her "unpopular opinion" this week on the flurry of sexual assault allegations against men in Hollywood, Capitol Hill, and wherever else power can be found.
"Here's an unpopular opinion: I'm actually not at all concerned about innocent men losing their jobs over false sexual assault/harassment allegations," Lindin wrote.
The unpopular thread just got worse.
"Sorry. If some innocent men's reputations have to take a hit in the process of undoing the patriarchy, that is a price I am absolutely willing to pay."
As you can imagine, Emily didn't find many people to agree with her, including the Townhall editors.
As a daughter and a sister, I find this absolutely revolting https://t.co/bOhZ49hsSN— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) November 21, 2017
Some opinions are unpopular because they're terrible https://t.co/P1M8X5ZhWq— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) November 22, 2017
CNN's Jake Tapper had the best take though.
I’m guessing you didn’t get a good grade for your 7th grade book report on To Kill A Mockingbird. https://t.co/3M5Af7jIqn— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) November 22, 2017
"To Kill a Mockingbird," you academics will recall, centers around a court case in Maycomb, Alabama in which a black man, Tom Robinson, is falsely accused of raping a white woman. Despite a gut-wrenching, emotional oral argument by defense attorney Atticus Finch, the jury concludes his client is guilty. The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel continues to strike a chord with readers for its ability to capture how injustice can sometimes tragically triumph over truth.
Tapper is right. Lindin should give it a reread. To champion false accusations undermines accusers who have truly been victimized.
Or, what he said.
You are the reason people doubt those who report rape or assault. Knowing people like you are willing to sell a narrative at the expense of other's lives makes us question everything.— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) November 21, 2017
As a survivor you make it harder for me to stop actual abuses and prevent further victims. https://t.co/ytJxsfq6p7