How I Suddenly Became a Dangerous Person

Writer and Portland-based podcaster Nancy Rommelmann became public enemy #1 after daring to publicly raise some questions about the #MeToo movement. She tells her astonishing story — what happened and why — in this compelling video.

Comments (14)

(14) Carla Van Walsum, March 6, 2021 10:58 PM


Mass hysteria, a deadly disease. If you don't want to listen to truths, to other opinions... really self-inflicted communist and nazi behavior by those people who were terrorizing people for apparently no reason other than talking about different perspectives.

(13) Ya'acov Bartley, July 20, 2019 7:46 AM

Great artical. There are always two sides to an issue.

(12) Nancy, July 19, 2019 11:05 AM

We have lost the ability to have a civil disagreement

Your video is absolute proof of that fact. When I was a lot younger and way more naive, my friends and I used to disagree with one another very loudly. I don;t believe we used any profanity, but I wish I had kept the volume down. Fast forward several decades, and I am determined to speak in a much more civil manner.

(11) Beverley Stirling, July 18, 2019 3:20 PM

A Breathe of Fresh Air

That you for standing up for free speech in spite of the opposition you and your husband face.
It is hard to believe that our culture has fallen so low that white is called black and black is called white and one does dare not contradict that 'fact'.

(10) Anna Bowen, July 18, 2019 12:42 PM

With you

I was struck by your story. Whoopi Goldberg has said the exact same thing in public on the "View", that just because someone is accused does not make it true. Our justice system is built on the premise that one is innocent until proven guilty. Keep talking. Keep tge uncomfortable conversations going. I am a liberal Democrat, but the Metoo movement scares me.

(9) H.E.Brown, July 17, 2019 10:48 AM

Being honest.

That's what happens when you tell the truth. Just keep telling the the truth. The truth will win in the end. As difficult and troubling it will be. You see it is alright for some to have an opinion but not for you. In another way righteous people have no rights just evil people.

(8) Anonymous, July 16, 2019 8:20 PM

Take comfort, you are right, you will win.

Scary that you are so right and sensible and logical and are therefore frightening so many people. Read rudyard kipling’s Poem “if” and take comfort from its words. You are right, they are wrong and you will win in the end. Good luck.

(7) shira, July 16, 2019 7:57 PM

i agree

Well said! it is frightening what a mob mentality the social media platforms are brewing. Like a squall out at deep sea, it can rise and become chaotic and threatening. It takes courage to speak out like this and I honour your courage intelligence and perception.

(6) Klaudya, July 16, 2019 6:36 PM

you are a woman of value

It is indeed a scary world if one wants to express opinions contrary to what most of the people consider to be the truth in a given topic- it is outrageous that someone is going to spread a comment without even listening to your podcast! that is insane! I am not as courageous as you are, I keep most of my opinions on controversial topics to myself - for fear of retaliation or to be misinterpreted.
Wish you much success for you and your husband's business.
May G-d give you the strength needed to continue to stand for what you believe is correct.

(5) Sister M. Michele S.C.M.C. Jascenia, July 16, 2019 2:52 PM

stay strong

Wonderful and brave woman. We stand with you. Surrender to ignorance, hate, and evil is a no win situation for everyone. Being on the front lines of any battle is intense. If there are no front lines then no one is fighting and everything is surrendered, everything is lost. The wall of truth cannot be breached by those driven by hatred, lies, and ignorance. Their self inflated fury of totally misguided emotions is also self destructive. Eventually the most furious of fires burn out. Sooner or later truth prevails. Suffering for the truth has always been a given. Even dying for the truth is not uncommon. Let us stay strong on the side of truth- the side of God. He will provide the strength, the guidance, and the fortitude that we so desperately need to combat this and any evil. The future king David overcame Goliath...every age has its goliaths. We have ours, as well. Stay strong. As the old saying goes: This, too will pass.
God bless you, and all who have undertaken this and all such challenges.
Sister M. Michele S.C.M.C.

(4) Jarrod Goldberg, July 16, 2019 2:35 PM

Thank you

Thank you Nancy Rommelman , I respect and admire your integrity and courage ! More people should be like you

(3) Anonymous, July 16, 2019 1:57 PM

Blessings to you and family

Thank you for standing up and all you do. Blessings for you to fight evil and for your business and husband’s business to thrive.

(2) Nancy, July 15, 2019 8:01 PM

If you are "dangerous" then I am lethal! :-)

For whatever it is worth, I have nothing but respect for you. My leanings are moderate/liberal however, I always want to hear different viewpoints. Always. How else will I learn anything if I just read/listen to people who agree with me? I have had lots of people yell at me for expressing unpopular viewpoints but I am too mouthy to every be quiet! Re: Your view on celebrities. I don't agree with that, but I understand how you and many other folks feel the way you do. It's too bad you don't live near me. I wish I could meet you in person. Finally, this is off topic but I am always grateful to Prager U for providing close captioning.

(1) Alan S., July 15, 2019 2:11 PM

May G-d bless Ms. Rommelmann with strength

Ms. Rommenlman's video said it all. She did not waste one extra word and perfectly captured the feeling of rationale, logical people, even-keeled people, in my opinion.
What happened to her and her husband's business was terrible and sad and not surprising into today's world that limits tolerant free speech.
May G-d grant Ms. Rommelmann with the continued strength to say what is fair and right.


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