It's OK to criticize the #MeToo movement

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'Self-help celebrity Tony Robbins got himself into hot water last week when he suggested that many women speaking out as part of the #MeToo movement are taking advantage of the instant attention and, in doing so, turning victimhood into personal gain.

"If you use the #MeToo movement to try to get significance and certainty by attacking and destroying someone else, you haven't grown an ounce," Robbins told a crowd gathered at a self-help seminar in San Jose. "All you've done is basically use a drug called significance to make yourself feel good."

Not at all surprisingly, women around the world -- including the founder of the movement, Tarana Burke -- accused Robbins of misinterpretation, misogyny and being part of the reason such a movement is justified in the first place.
What's more, one could argue that Robbins was simply speaking his truth, and what else can we expect from a man who's made a living (and a very good one -- Forbes has estimated his net worth as close to $500 million) as a self-help guru? His career has been built on telling people to take control of their power and individuality.

Of course, Robbins' instinct would be to discourage people from joining a movement that is inherently made up of victims, or at least to ask people to be sure their intentions are pure. And the fact is that #MeToo, even at its best, is about finding significance.'

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Sure it's okay to criticize the metoo movement, if you want to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous criticism, hurt your career, damage your personal life. You can also lay down in traffic.

MeToo is about victim power--the greatest power women have, aside from sex maybe (which lead to the problem in the first place). But this is a victim movement and being a victim is what gives women power--because someone will come rescue them. Women make a very sympathetic victim group. Men make a great villain group.

The role of victim is almost sacred for today's woman. It does make them less credible as leaders. But it makes it very difficult for men to counter their arguments without seeming villainous. Ergo, Tony Robbins gets in deep shit for a mild criticism of the movement.

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Tony Robbins had an alcoholic abusive mother, and left home at a young age because of it. However, he hasn't been playing the victim, quite obviously.

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