The primary thing the #MeToo movement has created is an awareness and disciplinary action of men in positions of power who, often in secret, harassed, assaulted, and raped women who were, in their minds, beneath them. This is progress, upending decades of secrecy, shame, and abuse these particular women have endured.

Yet the #MeToo movement has also created a secondary issue of allegations of abuse that now demonstrate natural dynamics between men and women, however awkward — a sloppy kiss, an unwanted wink, or a compliment that seems bumbling — with actual harassment, abuse, or assault. The attempt to roll all these instances together and declare them all equally harmful is disingenuous and will backfire: It creates a dynamic where all women are basically victims and all men are near-perpetrators.