@12 The allegations are serious. What Kurt Metzger did was wrong. Sarcasm and derision is not the way to address these allegations. I understand that women need a safe place to discuss serious things like this. I am more leaning what
Michael Che stated in this article..
"Three different people messaged me about a comic that got banned from comedy clubs for raping girls. Messaged me! CALL THE FUCKING POLICE. So the penalty for mass rape is not getting to do comedy in a bar for free? Way to make a stand! What fucking planet am I on?" he wrote.
From reading this article, there appears to be one alleged rape, and a whole lots of sexual harassment and misogyny by Aaron Glaser..
"Klemp, who has come across Glaser on occasion, added that the allegations weren't surprising. "He's had a history of being aggressive and misogynistic towards women, and just generally kind of an asshole," she said."
Banning Glaser for sexual harassment and misogyny, especially if it can be documented is fine.. If he was accused of countless rapes, I wouldn't ban him, I would have everyone wear a wire and body cameras, and documented everything he states until he slips up..
I am not a woman. I don't go through the shit they go through, I am looking at this through male and hopefully critical thinking eyes. Social Media is not empiricism, and most of the times, these allegations should have the same weight as writing on the bathroom wall in a women's bathroom.. However these allegations should be investigated. The worst thing to jeopardize a case like this, is go public as they did.. The NYPD has probably the best sex crimes unit in the country, no matter the pain and difficulty for women to come forward from a pretty horrific crime: rape.. The problem in how this was dealt with, comes across as more of a girls club banning a creep in their ranks. As I said, I think it is fine in banning Glaser from the UCB club. However if he is accused of serial rapes and other sexual assaults, then these accusations should had been carefully investigated, or use the help of a therapist who deals with sexual abuse and sexual violence, and contact the authorities, which would carry more weight. No matter these are still allegations, and there is not enough evidence there are "victims", What Kurt Metzger did was wrong. He deserves the outrage..