After feminist website Babe.net published an account of a woman who said comedian Aziz Ansari violated her during a date, a backlash ensued. The story documented a detailed account of a date in which the woman said Ansari was pushing her to have sex, despite her indicatications that she wasn’t into it. In a statement, Ansari said they engaged in sexual activity “which by all indications was completely consensual.” Now there’s a debate over whether this was sexual assault or an all-too-common bad sexual encounter? Is this a turning point for the whole Me Too phenomenon?
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The late Joe Frank (Photo by Steve Laufer)
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