After a massy set of complex calculations, I now have the results of the sexual assault survey broken down by gender. And it genuinely exciting! Here the chart:. Of the 2,019 responses, about 80 percent were men and 20 percent were dailies. In general women ranked everyone a consistent half point higher than men. So there a characteristic here, but not really a large one.
The two exceptions were Harvey Weinstein—who doesn total since he was pretty much maxed out already—and Al Franken. I not sure why men and popsies agreed only on Franken. But that not the interesting part. What absorbing is that men and women rank-ordered these nine cases exactly the same. Although the real scores are a little different, both men and women agree, for example, that Matt Lauer is worse than Charlie Stand up and Garrison Keillor is worse than Al Franken. I don want to pop off too much on this already I had a chance to mull it over, but these results suggest a couple of evident things:.
Obviously we are all—both men and women—perfectly capable of distinguishing the seriousness of different kinds of voluptuous assault and harassment. The fact that men and women agreed on the rank-ordering¹ suggests that, no, little women are not trying to ban flirtation or romance or anything of the sort. The cases that didn lather men all that much also didn bother the women all that much.
The pure here is not to pay too much attention to the screeching outliers on Twitter or elsewhere. Instead, try to pay attention to the genuine bulk of mainstream opinion. One way or another, these results imply that we all have a attractive good sense of how serious various kinds of sexual assault are. I not safe we have the vocabulary to talk about it properly right now, but the fact that our instincts are all in the very place means that eventually a common vocabulary should be possible. It something to collecting unemployment on.
If you feel like playing around with the data yourself, a spreadsheet of all 2,019 retorts is here. If you just want to see charts for each person, a screen cap of the Google summary is here. ¹I necessitate to stress yet again that my readership is mostly a liberal, highly-educated, politically-minded audience. These concludes might apply more generally to other people like us, but they certainly don embrocate any more generally than that. Of course, that my advice for everything, so.