We need some scale of badness concerning this things... if we don't, and instead just jettison every male in a position of power who did something that used to be accepted but now isn't acceptable, then there's gonna be nobody left to run anything... business, entertainment, politics... just wait 'til we get to sports...
What are you gonna say when somebody recalls something one of your heroes did?
There will be no one left to name a building or park or ship or stadium after either
There is a scale of badness with this stuff. I think most states have a 1st through 4th degree of sexual assault or harassment. Statues of limitations exist. They shouldn't for this stuff because of the psychological damage it does to the victim that makes them wait so long to come forward some. Thats why if you admit to doing what you did, even if you can't be charged because of a dated policy, you can take the high road and do the right thing. Or not.
Peoples heroes are already being called out. Cosby is a hero to about every standup comic. Louis CK is probably a hero to most young aspiring stand up comics. Not sexual but Ray Rice was a hero to a ton of people and kids in the area. If Cal Ripken gets called out for something like this I'll say "damn, that sucks" and get on with my day, because hero worshiping of famous people is long gone for me. They are just like everyone else, except they happen to be really really good at something. Ho hum.
No one gets a pass for sexual assault, or any unwanted sexual touching of another person.
You and a few others here seem like the last people that would want to go down the road of being okay with "what used to be acceptable" in this country.