The sexual allegations against Al Gore would be hilarious if they didn't involve harm to an actual woman.
Instead, they are yet another datapoint proving that feminism is nothing more than a hobby for upper-middle class white women.
Mark Steyn has noted many times that the same double standard about "women's rights" comes into play in the Muslim world - even when that world comes to the United States. Beaten by a husband? Trapped in an arranged marriage? Threatened with death for speaking with your own voice?
Don't call NOW, they aren't interested. They're busy watching re-runs of "The Burning Bed" on Lifetime.
What is so striking about Al Gore is not the allegations, but the reaction to them. The victim was held up to ridicule, urged to keep quiet - in short treated just as predicted by stereotypes that 40 years of feminism were supposed to destroy.
The ever-pithy Hated Instapundit nails it:“Suzy, if you tell what Joe did to you after the dance, we’ll lose the big game!“