Anita Hill and the women who Clinton interacted with face a very different climate than the women who are speaking out today. It’s laughable to suggest that things aren’t markedly different today. Who resigned 20 years ago due to these allegations? Clinton remained President and Thomas was named SC Justice.
I’m 63. I have never worked in a company in my life where sexual misbehavior wasn’t something that was taken very seriously, that HR didn’t engage in proactive education to insure that all employees understood that untoward sexual advances and comments were unprofessional and would be penalized with termination. And it is well know that those same concerns were voiced in the government environment.
The era of Mad Men was the 50’s, not the 90’s. You’re factually incorrect.
The truth matters. That massive line of fantasy you posted is belied by the fact that Jefferson personally profited from slavery, was himself not forced to own slaves, had a lifetime of opportunities to cease participating in the slave trade, and made no comments that he was owning slaves “for the good of the country”.
I am fairly certain that I stated clearly that I believed that Jefferson was properly subject to criticism for missing a capital opportunity to advance the cause of abolition. So, although I proposed the extenuating circumstance WHY he did not take that opportunity, I am a bit confused why you wish to continue debating a topic which were are basically in agreement on.
Therefore, although it is absurd to suggest that holding Clinton to 2017 standards is no different than holding Jefferson to the same, there is no inconsistency between the treatment of Jefferson and of Clinton.