What enabled Harvey Weinstein

12 Oct , 2017 Politics

Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s career is over — or at least, it should be. This past week, a series of stories in The New York Times and The New Yorker detailed a history of alleged sexual harassment, assault, and rape — including testimonials from A-list celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie. Weinstein, whose Gawker-killer lawyer Charles Harder is reportedly preparing to sue the Times, has denied some of the charges, but he has also fled to Europe for “sex addiction” treatment — thus putting him out of the relevant criminal jurisdiction, in an odd coincidence.

The Weinstein case has added fuel to the ongoing debate about how to prevent sexual predators from getting away with abusing women (and some men) like this. Some liberals have taken an effectively individualized approach, arguing that the number one priority is for men to “STOP BEING ASSHOLES,” for fathers to teach their sons better, and so forth.

That is a worthy project. But it is also important to address the social and economic structures that enable sexual predation.

Now, let me emphasize again, changing the culture of maleness in this country is definitely a vital task. Toxic masculinity …read more

Source:: The Week – Politics


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