But it is absurd to claim that feminists are to blame for date rape, or for rich and powerful men dumping their partners for “trophy wives.”
Those appear to be two rather unconnected items. There is no sexual abuse when a man dumps his original wife; it’s an asshole move, since in most cases it was the first wife who bore his children and helped him when he was climbing the ladder to the riches that made him attractive to the trophy. But there’s no sexual abuse there.
And it is beyond outrageous to claim that “The old double standard protected women.” Really? From rape or pressure? From being dumped? From dating jerks? In the history of what universe?
Hmmmm. Depending on what you take as evidence, I’d say “pretty much everyplace on the planet.” I’d challenge you to noodle that out a bit.