Or just inhuman behavior in general? Because it seems to me at a certain point you do have to draw some sort of line. No it is not okay to “grab someone by the pussy” or rope someone up on a tree, or allow them to be kicked, attacked or stomped by “passionate” supporters or calling people apes.
It is really hard, I think, for a lot of people to hear that we have to empathize (not with the people who actually did these things) but the people who say, “I personally don’t do these things, but I don’t have that much of a problem with them either.”
A lot of people on the other side of that feel like, (I think) a line has been crossed with regard to all of that. A lot of people (especially victims of sexual assault) feel deeply betrayed — and a betrayal of that nature is not likely to be easily healed. People are just not in a listening or empathetic mode, right now. Not when their own pain is so raw and gaping.