Yes, but it is entirely dependent on a media-blinded audience who get almost all of their societal norms from electronic media. Thus, it is a construct that was made possible (inevitable?) by a modern tech.
*Or*, it was akin to the Salem witch trials, sociologically, which weren't technological at all.
If these were 'sex criminals', then why weren't their cases simply handled by the courts, as allegedly *criminal* cases?
The populist *politicization* of these individuals was *inappropriate*, and wasn't really *political*.
Before the invention of marriage, fidelity oaths, etc., sexual frustration would be no more a problem for humans than it is for other animals that live in the wild. So "porn" is a tech-based "solution" for the lack of sexual satisfaction from a culture of sexual taboo-making and restricted sexual behavior.
Or maybe the iconification of the female body (in particular)(heh), is particular to biological sex / gender itself, and 'porn' has *always* existed, irrespectively of technology:
One of the "problems" with the porno solution (to sexual frustration) is that pornography, like most media, leads to a decline in empathy, which leads to violent and unnatural sexual behaviors and attitudes, as well as to other harmful changes in human behaviors and attitudes.
One could say this about *any* hobbyist-type pursuit, like art in general, etc.
The MeToo (torch-carrying) movement has a lot to do with the unnatural behaviors that have ensued because of restrictive sexual practices (a "solution" to agriculture's monogamy-requirement). The MeToo "public relations campaign" is also a result of capitalism and its dehumanization of exploitable people (for money and power). No one is allowed to have natural sexuality and emotions any more (because these are too dangerous in an agricultural civilization) and this leads many people to go insane, and this insanity leads to more restrictive behaviors (like men having to act like wimps at the office) which cause more insanity and social capital decline. Finally, the MeToo movement is a reflection of how we have downloaded all our social movements to commercial media, to do what it likes with them (and us).
Okay, *this* sounds a lot better -- more like sociological gender studies. I myself would just chalk it up to *personal social power relations*, on the part of the alleged perpetrators.
No. The narrative I am building suggest that nothing other than a return to outdoor living and nomadism will restore human social capital and survivability.
Hmmmm, it's *interesting* -- I tend to subscribe to the mindset that 'human nature' is infinitely *malleable*, and that we (and animals, too) can adapt to *all kinds* of social environments, not to say that they're all qualitatively equal or healthy for the individual.
I'll reiterate that the *biggest* problem with the MeToo movement was its lynch-mob mentality, and its politicization of *individuals* (too small-scale), from without.