The #MeToo posts flooding my Facebook newsfeed — and yours, no doubt — demand a hashtag in response. Not as a rebuttal, but as a show of solidarity and a claiming of responsibility.
This week, as I fought off an attack of nerves, I posted mine: #YesIHave.
Yes, I have been too aggressive in my interest in a woman.
Yes, I have had the gall to be galled that someone didn’t find me as appealing as I thought she should have.
Yes, I have told jokes that reduced women to how they looked or their physical attributes. And, yes, I have laughed at others’ such jokes.
Yes, I have said wholly inappropriate things in wholly inappropriate situations…