On #MeToo:

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“One of the in­ter­est­ing things that I note has not come up in the dis­cus­sion of sex­ual abuse, be it by a part­ner or a par­ent or a le­gal sys­tem, and it’s sort of sur­pris­ing that there isn’t within any of th­ese move­ments any ex­press con­cern or di­a­logue when it comes to the age of con­sent in this coun­try.

“Here we are talk­ing about sex­ual abuse and you’re still see­ing in this coun­try teenagers be­ing mar­ried. I think for a move­ment about pro­tect­ing young peo­ple, about pro­tect­ing women, that if we are to add to our em­pa­thy those who were ex­ploited for their am­bi­tion, among the other things, which is not my busi­ness to say that that’s a fair thing to be pro­tected from or not.

“The ex­pec­ta­tion for me in my adult­hood was that I was re­spon­si­ble for that. We are all dif­fer­ent and peo­ple have dif­fer­ent strengths and weak­nesses at dif­fer­ent times in their lives.

“But when we’re talk­ing about kids, it’s just clear.”

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