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In a way, Harvey Weinstein has committed transgressions even worse than Bill Cosby, because in addition to being a sexual predator, he was a psychological predator, guilty of abusing his power in the worst possible way (abuse of power is one of my personal pet peeves). Even here in this community, Weinstein has had some influence in our Film Forum. Two early articles about this situation surpass all others I've seen, and are worth remembering. Although there was probably some inter-publication rivalry as to who got the story out first, and the NY Times technically "beat" New Yorker by five days, it seems as though New Yorker was very much on top of this story, and bided their time in publishing it - from a reader's point-of-view (which includes 99.9% of the population), people couldn't care less which publication breaks a story. Oct 5, 2017 - "Harvey Weinstein Paid Off Sexual Harrassment Accusers for Decades" by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey on nytimes.com Oct 10, 2017 - "From Aggressive Overtones to Sexual Assault: Harvey Weinstein's Accusers Tell Their Stories" by Ronan Farrow on newyorker.com I would appreciate hearing from some females regarding what, if anything, the average male can do to completely smash the glass ceiling, end sexual abuse, and put an end to things such as this forever: Is simply living a good life enough, or should males be doing something more pro-active? When a Presidential candidate can say the things he said (about grabbing women by the p****, etc.), and still be elected, that does not bode well for American women. This tweet by Larry Flynt could not possibly be more ironic ... or could it?
Looks like the movement has turned its focus to one of the DC area's most prolific, visible restaurateurs. Per the Washington Post, he and his company are being sued by a female former top member of the company who alleges she was repeatedly harassed.
Judge for yourselves:
Mar 7, 2018 - "The Challenges of Being a 'Woke Diner' in 2018" by Melissa Musiker on apcoworldwide.com I think both of these sentences in the first paragraph are thought-provoking: "It’s a challenge to reconcile the dissonance between the progressive public personas of the chefs and restaurateurs who promote their fresh, local, organic, sustainable and ethical foods against their offensive — if not illegal — behavior towards employees (frequently women, people of color, LGBTQ and other vulnerable individuals) entrusted with preparing these carefully curated and cared-for foods." "Tipped wage has a long, sordid history, and often workplace protections and leave policies don’t apply to many restaurant workers."