The courts aren’t going to protect women. So for those of you who have been “sitting and thinking” about this, if you care about women, and about equality, I would suggest that you get the fuck up and start doing the work of protecting. Because it starts lower.
Know abusers? Cut them out. Full stop. Don’t let them take pictures for your show because they “owed you a favour”. Don’t see their next creepy movie about an old man seducing a young woman. Don’t excuse them because they’re perfect for this role. Don’t make an animated series about them. Don’t go see their play because your other friend is in it. Get them out of our environment. This might sound harsh, and it is, I agree. And the day that survivors of sexual violence afforded even a modicum of the courtesy and benefit of the doubt that is given to abusers, we can scale it back.