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This new rule upsets many people, men and women. But what they don’t seem to understand is, no one is saying a disappearance from the public eye has to be forever. (Well, Harvey Weinstein is forever.) I’m not talking about banishment. I’m talking about ceding the floor. The power of celebrity and cultural approval must disappear for the time being so that all women see and believe that consequences do exist.”
If anything, especially when you're young, not being 'conventionally attractive' can mean you're treated as if you should be grateful for the attention.
I know it makes some women feel safer if they attack other's choices - thinking someone made a 'bad' choice means you choose differently and avoid assault.
But that's not how any of this works. Your choices don't lead to assault, the abuser's choices do.”
This isn’t just about one man or one horrible experience. It’s about women being shaped by a lifetime of preventable horror.”
I find 'solutions' like these so troubling because they’re based on the idea that the only thing stopping men from harassing is opportunity.”
The only relationship between clothing and sexual assault is how much a victim will be blamed, period.”
It's both that a sexist culture won't let this many men be held accountable & that hopelessness is going to start to set in.
When it's SO MANY men, the response is going to be - this is just how it is. There's no changing it.
As stories come out that are more nuanced and not what immediately comes to mind when we think of harassment, people will start to throw their hands up.
Most people are only comfortable with these stories when there's a neat narrative and an obvious punishment (firing, jail, etc)
If the solution is more complicated 'change the culture,' (and that IS the solution) most people are going to lose interest & the media will follow.
I hope I'm totally wrong. But in case I'm not - seriously, think about sharing your story while people are still paying attention.”
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