My crime was to say that his confirmation hearings had been turned into a media circus — and that even those accused of sexual assault deserved better. And there is another problem, unique to feminism. It rejects the division between the public and private spheres. Men are strong, women are weak. The right to a self-defined sexuality. Feminism will never be free of infighting, of personality clashes and contests over priorities. A thumbs-up, thumbs-down approach to historical figures is boring and reductive. The criticism reflects a desperate desire to pretend that thorny issues are straightforward.