Matt Damon, among other men, is concerned that we are treating all acts of sexual misconduct the same. “I do believe there’s a spectrum of behavior,” he explained to Rolling Stone, in an interview that drew considerable attention. For him, that spectrum extends from “rape and child molestation,” which merits prison, to “other stuff” that’s merely “shameful and gross.”
He’s quite sure that Louis C.K.’s behavior, which includes masturbating in front of female colleagues, falls on the “shameful and gross” end of the spectrum. Damon asks us to consider that maybe Louis C.K. has suffered enough already.