The average age of the men on the Judiciary committee who disregarded Blasey Ford’s testimony was 62. This is what was on TV Saturday mornings during theirs and my childhood.
If you were raised on this kind of “entertainment”, why wouldn’t you think it was alright to muscle through a woman's discomfort to get what you want. And forgive yourself completely for it. Or, perhaps, guys might have just thought it was amusing, and then forgotten about it and moved on. Meanwhile, the audience is trained to laugh at it, forgive and participate in a woman's traumatization.