MODERN TIMES BA FOR TWO REVIEWS OF THE SAME BOOK: This is the first:
They are currently falling on deaf ears in Denmark; the male politicians whose hand was on a female thigh years back. Now they are hit by the moral guardians of the time and brought out of play. First fell Morten Østergaard, chairman of the party Radicals, which had otherwise made it a flagship to fight violation and sexism. Then came the trip to Copenhagen's Lord Mayor, the Social Democrat Frank Jensen, who was also sent out into the cold after several women came forward with accusations of abusive behavior. He was given the title of serial offender, but found it extremely difficult to see that he had done anything wrong. Jensen withdrew primarily because he would now find it difficult to find peace of mind for the political mission.
The big question, then, is whether these male politicians are unfairly affected by the identity-political winds of the time, acting with a very different moral code than that which emerged when the violations took place? Or do they just finally get the punishment they have deserved over the years, namely by using force to gain access to women in abusive ways?
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