“The witnesses for the state, with the exception of the sheriff of Maycomb County, have presented themselves to you people, to this court, in the cynical confidence that their testimony would not be doubted, confident that you people would go along with them on the assumption — the evil assumption —that all males lie, that all males are basically immoral beings, that all males are not to be trusted around women, an assumption one associates with minds of their caliber. Which, people, we know is in itself a lie, a lie I do not have to point out to you. You know the truth, and the truth is this: some males lie, some males are immoral, some males are not to be trusted around women. But this is a truth that applies to the human race and to no particular gender.”

(Lightly edited from Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird)

A straw man?  Perhaps, but #BelieveWomen and #NotAllMen make me wonder.