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FirebrandRoaring  ·  829 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Louis CK's powerful army of enablers

So... what kind of a door to sexual-harassment hell did Weinstein open? What happened that allowed so many to finally be publicly accused?

rezzeJ  ·  829 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I imagine that due to the status and power that these people hold in industry, the victims can feel like these people are untouchable. But once one falls, the rest don't seem so impervious anymore.

FirebrandRoaring  ·  829 days ago  ·  link  ·  

All it took was for one voice to speak up?

You know many problems in the world are solvable after you see an avalanche like this being made by a small group of people willing to speak candidly.

oyster  ·  828 days ago  ·  link  ·  

No, people have spoken out before so it’s really been more like a slow growing rumble that’s finally caused a big explosion. Every time this kind of thing is in the news it rubs at all the people who are affected and relate to the person who spoke out. Normally it’s out of the news quickly enough that these people can retreat for a little while and go on with their lives. This time it just kept going and things snowballed.

What surprised me is that two men didn’t even try to deny it. I’m stuck between thinking this is a good thing and wondering how untouchable they must feel. I mean sure maybe they are consumed by guilt and feel the need to come clean but I don’t know. Maybe it’s the pessimist in me but I wonder if they thought people would forgive them for being honest and it wouldn’t destroy their careers.