The actress posted a Twitter thread directed at the actor after he said he doesn't want every sexual misconduct accusation to be "conflated." "I do believe that there's a spectrum of behavior," he told ABC News.
I have been a victim of each component of the sexual assault spectrum of which you speak. They all hurt. And they are all connected to a patriarchy intertwined with normalized, accepted--even welcomed-- misogyny.
We are not outraged because someone grabbed our asses in a picture. We are outraged because we were made to feel this was normal. We are outraged because we have been gaslighted. We are outraged because we were silenced for so long.
Gosh it's so *interesting how men with all these opinions about women's differentiation between sexual misconduct, assault and rape reveal themselves to be utterly tone deaf and as a result, systemically part of the problem( *profoundly unsurprising)
"I do believe that there's a spectrum of behavior," Matt told ABC News. "And we're going to have to figure - you know, there's a difference between, you know, patting someone on the bugs and rape or child molestation, right? Both of those behaviors need to be confronted and eradicated without questions, but they shouldn't be conflated."
"All of that behavior needs to be confronted, but there is a continuum," he added. "And on this end of the continuum where you have rape and chid molestation or whatever, you know, that's prison. Right? And that's what needs to happen. OK? And then we can talk about rehabilitation and everything else. That's criminal behavior and it needs to be dealt with that way. The other stuff is just kind of shameful and gross."