I’m about to make a case for NOT believing all women, but before I do, I want to state that this case is built on the foundation of the equality between the genders. Of which there are only two.
And while I’m blowing the minds of my Leftist friends, I’ll even define “Woman” for you: An adult human female.
I guess I’m overqualified for the Supreme Court. But I digress.
The Johnny Depp/Amber Heard defecation lawsuit… oh, excuse me, Defamation lawsuit has been playing nonstop, live on the internet for a couple of weeks now as if it’s an important soccer match between Brazil and England. Here’s why it is happening:
Apparently Ms. Heard wrote an article in a major newspaper accusing Mr. Depp of being abusive to her during their marriage, describing herself as a victim of domestic abuse. Because of the #MeToo movement, and the subsequent “Believe All Women” movement, the media at large NEVER stopped to question if her story was true. After all, you can’t Believe ALL Women if you’re going to bother them with the burden to prove their allegations against men. It’s not “Believe All Women if their story is credible and they are known to have an honest character of good reputation.”
And yes, the Believe All Women movement only applies when the woman in question is accusing a man. In the same way that Black Lives Matter doesn’t give a flying fart about Will Smith slapping the taste out of Chris Rock’s mouth during the Oscars (or the black owned businesses destroyed by their own “Mostly Peaceful Protests”), the Believe All Women movement doesn’t expect you to believe lesbians who claim to be victims of “intimate partner violence.” I think we’re supposed to assume that they are closet Trump supporters making up lies about Lesbians because they hate homosexuals. But again I digress.
Because of the popular Believe ALL Women movement, a lot of people, including the right people at Disney, decided they better at least pretend to believe Ms. Heard, and as a result, Johnny lost his roles in the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean 6 (Retired Pirates Won’t Stop Telling Tales) and the most recent Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (which in retrospect for Mr. Depp was a blessing in disguise). On account of Ms. Heard’s accusations, Mr. Depp lost out on major movie deals, while she was able to be in Aquaman and the upcoming Aquaman 2. Look, I’ll be honest, she was kind of the Jane Foster to Aquaman’s Thor in that movie. I mean, she was IN it, but if she gets replaced, hardly anyone will notice. Maybe in the sequel she gets to have some character. But I’m not holding my breath.
But to my topic- Let me simply call for some common sense. Proverbs 18:17 says
In a lawsuit the first to speak seems right, until someone comes forward and cross-examines.
There is ALWAYS more to a story than the accusation. Have the sense to consider all of the relevant facts before you judge. This is called having wisdom.
If a woman YOU KNOW PERSONALLY tells you that she is the victim of a crime or some kind of abuse, and you know her to be trustworthy, then believe her and offer whatever help is required immediately. Believe THAT woman.
If a woman you know personally to be a compulsive liar tells the same story, maybe ask enough questions to see if she’s in need of help of if she’s pulling a con on you. QUESTION that woman.
If a woman you don’t know tells a story like this about a man whom you do know to be of good character, then err on the side where you have knowledge. If your brother is a good man, but his ex girlfriend accuses him of slapping her around, don’t accept it merely because she is female. Seek the truth. LISTEN to that woman, but listen to his side of the story as well.
In short, offer compassion where needed, but do not offer judgement where you don’t have knowledge. Here’s the truth which the Believe All Women movement has chosen to ignore: Women also lie.
The Believe All Women movement makes the foolish error of forgetting that women are fully human. Humans are capable of sin, and that includes lies. If you are in a position to be involved as a help or an authority, then LISTEN to all women. Consider the case of all women. Give the benefit of the doubt to all women. But if you decide that a woman is telling the truth merely because she is a woman, then you are being foolish. This is the same kind of error people make in thinking that, because an animal is cute and cuddly looking that it must be friendly and want to be petted. Then they get their faces clawed off by a raccoon while screaming “I just wanted to be friends!”
Men are liars. Women are liars. Men abuse women. Women also abuse men. Any horrible thing a person can do to another person has been done by both men and women.
Women abuse their own children sometimes. Female teachers molest their own students sometimes. Women physically assault their own boyfriends and husbands sometimes. Women sometimes cheat on faithful husbands. Women are fully human, and fully capable of the same moral or immoral choices as men.
Because Men and Women are equal in all of the ways that make them human, Love ALL People, but remember that all people are capable of evil and dishonesty, and use wisdom. Seek the truth BEFORE you pass judgement.
And if I haven’t made this clear, DO NOT try and pet the raccoons. Not if you value your face.