I may sound uptight by saying strip clubs and porn dehumanize women and shouldn’t be condoned. Whatever. I believe every day men built the house Harvey Weinsteins live in. I believe it’s those men — the majority, good guys who don’t go around raping or overtly assaulting women — who must take responsibility for demolishing that house in order for #MeToo to create a societal sea change. I share these views in detail in “Dating Coach Evan Marc Katz Won’t Look at the Man in the #MeToo mirror.” -M. LaVora Perry
True to form, today, dating coach Evan Marc Katz chose not to post my comment in reference to his blog post “Why Men Aren’t Speaking Up About the #MeToo Movement” and to the pod cast he aired yesterday, “Why Good Men Were Shocked by the #MeToo Movement.” In both, Katz basically says his clueless about how he, as a “good” man, can support #MeToo.
In response to Katz’s requests for readers to suggest ways he and other men can participate in #MeToo, I’ve repeatedly told him he can retract his statements saying strip clubs provide men with “diversions” and “pleasures” like “boobs.” As of the publication of this post, the only comments he’s allowed through the iron gate of his pod cast are ones that praise him.
In reply to his first reader comment, Katz says he turned down a request to appear in tonight’s CNN Town Hall to discuss #MeToo because there is no “upside” to him doing so. There’s no upside for whom? Katz says he wants to participate in #MeToo so he can support women. So why does a discussion about it have to present him with an upside? Narcissist much? Could the real reason Katz’s dodging the forum be that he’s afraid someone will drag his hypocrisy out into the light for all to see?
Here’s a screenshot of the first reader comment about Katz’s pod cast as well as his reply. Click the image to enlarge it. More