Al Franken said the following in his speech announcing his resignation.
“Over the last few weeks, a number of women have come forward to talk about how they felt my actions had affected them. I was shocked. I was upset. But in responding to their claim, I also wanted to be respectful of that broader conversation. Because all women deserve to be heard and their experiences taken seriously. I think that was the right thing to do. I also think it gave some people the false impression that I was admitting to doing things that in fact I haven’t done. Some of the allegations against me are simply not true. Others I remember very differently.”
This can be shortened to “Listen and believe women except the women who are accusing me of groping them”. Obviously, this is inherently contradictory. Franken is trying to have it both ways, but he can’t. Either you don’t listen and believe women or Franken is guilty. Those are the only two options. This contradiction appears again later in his speech.
“I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office and a man who repeatedly preyed on young girls campaigns for the Senate with the full support of his party. But this decision is not about me. It’s about the people of Minnesota.”
If Franken is innocent then why should believe the women who accuse Trump and Moore? If we’re always supposed to believe women then Franken is guilty. Again, Franken can’t have it both ways. The reason why Trump is president and that Moore is likely to be in the Senate is not because they’re evil like Franken would have you believe. It’s because Trump and Moore both fought back, even if it was pretty minimal. Trump and Moore made a stand against the women accusing them instead of trying to promote two ideas that directly contradict each other.
Franken had two choices, commit mangina seppeku for women or fight back and defend himself (which would include fighting back against women in his own party who want him to resign). Franken chose mangina seppeku. I tend to think Franken is innocent (although we can’t discount the possiblity that Franken is Hugo Schwyzer lite) so this is really something that could be found in 1984 by George Orwell. It’s reminiscent of Winston Smith changing historical records when someone fell out of favor with the Party. Since Franken is not living in the world of 1984, he had a choice. Franken could have chosen facts over lies that benefitted his party, but he did not because he is a mangina feminist. If Franken is innocent, I still have no sympathy for him because he did not have to be a case study in gynocentric orwellianism. Franken could have chosen facts over gynocentric orwellianism, but he decided being a mangina was more important.