Over the last week or so, I have watched with an almost compulsive interest in the unravelling of Harvey Weinstein amid numerous allegations of sexual assault, coercion and rape.
Though the reports were not a shock to me (or many other women over the age of, say, thirteen) – what did surprise me was the sheer number of big-name Hollywood actresses who came forward to say Weinstein had preyed on them. From Angelina Jolie to Gwyneth Paltrow, most accounts detail having to escape his advances earlier on in their careers, after being cornered in various hotel rooms and casting suites.
I unequivocally admire these women – and anyone else who finds the strength and courage to speak out about an experience that has the potential to arouse such pain, confusion and shame. Similarly, my heart aches for those unable to speak – either literally or figuratively – through fear of damaging…
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