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Sexual misconduct vs. speaking up

Bill Coffin | October 10, 2017

In the end, the destruction of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s career took only a few newspaper articles and three days of whispermongering. But in reality, Weinstein set the stage for his downfall decades earlier, when he began an extensive pattern of sexual misconduct and workplace predation that made him one of the worst-kept secrets in Tinseltown: If you are a woman, and you are meeting with Harvey Weinstein, make sure you have somebody with you. Otherwise, very bad things will happen.

Women in all industries continue to face a wide array of sexual discrimination and misbehavior today, ranging from glass ceilings to hostile environments, to outright sexual assault. And even among this standard, Weinstein’s behavior, recently documented by some ace reporting by the New York Times ... To get the full story, subscribe now.