For Gretchen Carlson, a big settlement in her sexual harassment lawsuit against Roger Ailes might be the best outcome personally.
The former Fox News host would get to make her point, pick up an eight-figure check, pay her legal bills and move on with her life, which includes raising two middle-school-age children.
But, although I wish her well, I hope that she doesn't do that.
Already, the righteous wound she has inflicted on a misogynistic culture has begun to scab over. There are signs that not much has changed or will change. Consider:
-Ailes is out of Fox, but the longtime news executive reportedly is re-emerging as a consultant to Donald Trump's presidential campaign.
-Fox News apparently has not cleaned house in any substantial way, and there are signs that it has no intention of doing so.