Headline RoundupMay 21st, 2020

Perspectives: The Tara Reade Allegation and 'Believe All Women'

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Tara Reade's allegation that presumptive 2020 Democratic nominee Joe Biden (D-DE) sexually assaulted her when she was a Senate staffer in 1993 has roiled the #MeToo movement, and specifically its standard of "believing all women" who've come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct. Many right-rated voices are critiquing "believe all women" after some of its proponents recanted on the word "all" in the wake of Reade's allegation; some called out self-described feminists as hypocrites for purportedly changing their stance on sexual assault allegations to support a political agenda. Left-rated voices have generally been more skeptical of Reade's allegation, pointing to apparent inconsistencies in her story, while conversely focusing more on the 25 women who've accused President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct.

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