Here are his quotes regarding his thoughts on the #MeToo movement:
Naturally, he has received a wave of backlash on social media and has hastily issued an apology, but you know, the damage is already done.
Has our acute awareness of sexual misconduct now made the game of flirting more confusing and a bit of a social minefield for well-meaning men now that what is considered acceptable and harassment rapidly evolving? Yes, and it should be okay to address this without someone getting bent out of shape and accusing you of undermining sexual assault victims simply because you want to assuage men’s fears that interactions with the opposite sex are now inherently dangerous.
But the way Cavill has articulated his stance makes him appear like a total dunce. Just when and where has anyone ever been accused of rape simply because they approached someone and talked to them? This sounds like the type of drivel you’d come across on r/theredpill. And if he’s so fearful of being falsely accused, then why continue to uphold sexist and retrograde rules of interactions between men and women? Wouldn’t it be to your benefit if women felt empowered to approach a man first since you’re sooooooo scared of someone crying rape because you talked to them? And then this part in particular that stands out to me:
Wait… so you fear a complete stranger accusing you of rape simply because you chatted them up at a bar, but you’re not worried about your EX-girlfriend doing the same? Per your logic, her being an ex should make her a much bigger liability than a woman who doesn’t know you. What’s to stop her from crying rape just to get revenge on you? The majority of rape victims have some sort of relationship with their rapist (friend, lover, former flame) so if anything, you’d have a much bigger target on your back by continuing to have dalliances with your ex than you would interacting with a woman you’ve never met before in your life. Or does he say this because he believes that being in a sexual relationship with a woman grants you a lifetime all-access pass to her body, so it’s impossible for him to rape his ex-girlfriend? This angle makes no fucking sense whatsoever.
Seriously, did he not think of how dumb this would make him sound? The lack of self-awareness is almost frightening.