Bill Maher Warns #MeToo Movement Creating ‘Police State’ for Sex

By MATT WILSTEIN / Posted on February 10, 2018

The ‘Real Time’ host blamed “fucking fragile” millennials for ruining romance.

From the start, the #MeToo movement has made Bill Maher deeply uncomfortable.

The Real Time host suggested that married men harass women at work“because they have shitty sex lives.” He chalked up sexual assault to male “laziness.” And he has consistently defended his friend Al Franken, who was forced to leave the Senate while the much “worse” offender, Donald Trump, gets to remain in the White House.

So Maher was eager and excited to welcome onto his show Friday night New York Times editor and opinion writer Bari Weiss, one of several women who defended comedian Aziz Ansari and condemned his accuser last month, arguing that #MeToo may be starting to go too far.

“Yes, Mr. Ansari is a wealthy celebrity with a Netflix show. But he had no actual power over the woman—professionally or otherwise,” Weiss wrote in her January column. “And lumping him in with the same movement that brought down men who ran movie studios and forced themselves on actresses, or the factory-floor supervisors who demanded sex from female workers, trivializes what #MeToo first stood for.”

Sitting beside Maher, Weiss acknowledged that the #MeToo movement is “long overdue.” But, she added, “The hard left is basically saying it’s OK if a few innocent men go down with the ship if that’s what it takes to bring down the patriarchy. They hate zero tolerance on the right when it comes to drug policy but they love zero tolerance when it comes to sexual misconduct.”

Talk about an argument tailor-made for Bill Maher.

The host expressed the concern that the lesson men are learning from the movement is to “just shut up.” Because when they do speak out, as someone with ostensibly good intentions like Matt Damon has done, they are accused of saying the “wrong” thing. “When you’re wrong even when you say the right thing, then I feel like a husband,” Maher said to groans and a smattering of applause.

h/t: the daily beast