Now, this is my opinion, on my blog - I don't speak for everyone, it's just what I personally think.
I think that years ago men did a lot of 'inappropriate' stuff, they've always done it and mostly got away with it. And the reason for that, I think, is that years ago women didn't really have a voice.....it was the culture, norm, practise, whatever you want to call it, that men were the bosses, workers, ones in charge, and women were the little housewives and mothers staying home with pinnies on looking after the home and family, deferring to their husbands and not being expected to have an opinion (remember the unbelievably sexist TV adverts years ago when women were told not to worry their pretty little heads about things they knew nothing about?!). It's taken decades for women to speak up and become equals and have the courage to say this happened to me years ago, and to now say No means No. I think some men have been slow to realise that they simply can't get away with inappropriate behaviour anymore.
I also think there needs to be a distinction between sexual abuse and inappropriate behaviour - and again this is just MY opinion. I realise that everyone is different and what one woman might find acceptable, another might not. But in my book, what constitutes sexual assault is very different from merely inappropriate behaviour - to me, just putting their hand on a woman's knee or asking what colour knickers they've got on is just inappropriate and creepy, and should be easily dealt with by simply telling the bloke he's being a dickhead (or threatening to punch him in the face like that journalist did to Michael Fallon - well done her!). Sexual assault is a whole different (and criminal) thing.
I do think as well that there is the danger of some men in the public eye being hounded and made the subject of a witchhunt. Let's face it, some alleged 'victims' (male or female) might just want their 15 mins of fame, or have a financial motive.
I also wonder what's the benefit or purpose of someone who was the victim of, let's say, a low level inappropriate behaviour, coming forward after a great number of years to talk about it. Where does it get them? What purpose does it serve? I suppose it might help them to get it off their chests and perhaps close the book on something that has bothered them for years. But, and again this is just my opinion, doesn't it just rake up things from the past and bring it all to the fore again and risk upsetting them all over again?
I'm sorry if all this upsets some people - as the current campaign slogan goes, #MeToo. And that's all I am saying.