As this reckoning of predatory men is taking place, the absolute most important thing men, women, people of all genders, and especially men can do is listen. Listen to the women who are sharing their experiences and believe them when they say they were affected. And keep your mouth shut.
Some men, so far, haven’t listened very well. Chief among the sh*tty listeners is Matt Damon — basically the epitome of the privileged white man. He’s made some real dumb-dumb comments as of late about sexual harassment and assault.
But then, something incredible happened. Matt Damon, in a recent appearance on the Today show, rose like a woke phoenix from the ashes of his own white man stupidity, apologized for the comments he’s made, and promised to shut his mouth and listen for a while. Halle–frickin’–lujah.