You know what’s ironic about the #MeToo phenomenon? Though it was launched by the victims of sexual harassment, it’s the perpetrators who get most of the attention. We’re much more absorbed by the strange, outlandish behavior of Harvey Weinstein, Louis C.K., Charlie Rose, Matt Lauer and their ilk than the long-term plight of their victims.
While many of us can practically recite what the victims say they endured (Weinstein inviting women to watch him shower during interviews; C.K. masturbating in front of female colleagues, Lauer berating a woman for refusing to service him sexually), do we look beyond those moments and consider how it altered the trajectory of these women’s lives?
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