A Gentleman’s Guide to the #MeToo Era

Let’s review the new-old rules of sexual engagement

Zaron Burnett III
Human Parts
Published in
13 min readJul 16, 2018

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“Separate the syllables of the word gentleman, and you will see that the first requisite must be gentleness — gentle-man.”

“Few persons are sufficiently aware of the power of gentleness. It is slow in working, but it is infallible in its results.“

The Gentlemen’s Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness by Cecil B Hartley

TThere are few things more dangerous than a man whose confusion leads to fear, which ultimately leads to anger. Right now many men are confused. Some are downright scared. Many believe that women wield a new form of power. Some of these same men accuse women of conducting a witch hunt. They claim they must contend with life-altering misinterpretations and career-ruining false allegations. They’re scared of this new power they believe women will leverage against them. Even Superman’s afraid, if you can believe it.

You know things are bad when the Man of Steel quivers.

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Zaron Burnett III
Human Parts

writer, story editor, essays & short stories at Medium, and always in the mood for donuts