With sexual assault, should we always ‘believe the woman’?

The “woke” have become a joke. The Left is devouring itself.

It happened when #MeToo collided with #BlackLivesMatter.

The collision of hashtags — which was caught on video and has now been viewed by more than 6 million people — occurred on a street corner in Brooklyn, New York, in front of a convenience store

It was there that a 53-year-old white woman named Teresa Klein recently accused a 9-year-old African-American boy of groping her. Klein yelled that she had been sexually assaulted, and the boy was the offender. And when the boy’s mother yelled back at Klein, our “victim” did what a lot of white people do when dealing with black people: She called 911.

Apparently, that’s a thing. When in doubt, call the cops. Two black men are removed from a Philadelphia Starbucks by police as they wait to begin a business meeting. An African-American graduate student at Yale University who fell asleep in the common room of a dormitory is questioned by police after a fellow student reports her. In California, an 8-year-old African-American girl gets turned in for selling water outside her apartment building without a permit.

Liberals and conservatives alike are always talking about how we need to be colorblind. How’s that working out, folks?

Law enforcement is being weaponized by white people against black people, for perceived offenses both big and small.

Guess which category Klein’s complaint falls into?

Here’s how the “emergency” call went:

“I was just sexually assaulted by a child,” Klein told the dispatcher. In the background, the traumatized boy was crying hysterically. Meanwhile, our “victim” kept saying: “I’m calling the police! I’m calling the police!” Through it all, the boy’s mother appeared to be caught between anger and disbelief.

“The son grabbed my ass and she decided to yell at me,” Klein told the 911 operator, referring to the boy’s mother. It was a frightening scene.

The message of the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, and the dramatic testimony of Christine Blasey Ford, is that women who claim to be victims of sexual assault must always be believed. Not sometimes. Always.

For what it’s worth, I believed Ford. I also believed Kavanaugh. I think each was giving us their truth, as they knew it.

Be that as it may, I’m ashamed at how slow men have been to figure out just how widespread the problem is in our society. I’m all-in on the idea that we have to take much more seriously the whole concept of sexual assault against women.

But what I’m not all-in on is the idea that every woman should be believed. It’s difficult to be a Hispanic or African-American male — or even to simply have a historical understanding of how often we’ve been wrongly accused of crimes we didn’t commit, especially those of a sexual nature — and then go merrily along with the idea that everything a woman says has to be swallowed whole.

For those who want to push back, and insist that women don’t make this stuff up or imagine assaults that never occurred, I have to ask: Does that include Klein? If so, you might want to rethink that.

As for what all this has to do with the hashtags, it’s obvious. A lot of women are on edge in the #MeToo era. After years of not reporting sexual assaults, some of them now have a hair-trigger for anything that comes close. Of course, this is also the #BlackLivesMatter era, and African-Americans are on edge as well. They helped spread the video showing what Klein had done. No one is going to put up with anything from anyone anymore.

Dubbed “Cornerstore Caroline” on social media, Klein has since returned to the store to view security-camera footage. It revealed that what brushed up against her was the boy’s backpack. According to the footage, the boy didn’t touch her. No harm, no foul.

Klein acknowledged as much to reporters, before looking into a camera and apologizing publicly to the boy she had only days earlier attacked. “Young man, I don’t know your name,” she said. “But I’m sorry.”

What a mess. Are we enlightened yet?