The trial has turned into a public orgy of misogyny. While most of the vitriol is nominally directed at Heard, it is hard to shake the feeling that really, it is directed at all women – and in particular, at those of us who spoke out about gendered abuse and sexual violence during the height of the #MeToo movement. We are in a moment of virulent antifeminist backlash, and the modest gains that were made in that era are being retracted with a gleeful display of victim-blaming at a massive scale. One woman has been made into a symbol of a movement that many view with fear and hatred, and she’s being punished for that movement. In this way, Heard is still in an abusive relationship. But now, it’s not just with Depp, but with the whole country.
— Moira Donegan for The Guardian
I’m not sure it beats the Vox report for the awfullest take of the week, but it sure runs a close second.
Why are the leftist “Me Too” activists working so hard to prop up Amber Heard? Especially when she was thoroughly exposed during the trial.