Sexual harassment in Hollywood
Perhaps because I am old and remember different ways of doing things in the past, I draw conclusions about the sexual harassment furore in Hollywood which are diametrically opposite to the current beliefs
No figures have been mentioned for how many women gave in to approaches by Weinstein and others but many clearly did.
In days of not so long ago, a man who got "fresh" with a woman would get a slap across the face from her and that would be the end of the matter. So how come that didn't happen to Harvey Weinstein as far as we know? Weinstein himself tells us the answer to that and no-one has been able to gainsay him: It was because the women consented to his approaches. And the police have got nothing on him because there is no evidence that the women did not consent.
Aha! Someone will say: But it was coerced consent. But there is no evidence that the coercion was heavily physical. The women would just have had to let out a big scream and Weinstein would have rapidly detumesced.
So it is undoubted that the women consented because they wanted something from Weinstein. That was the coercion. There is almost a physical hunger to be "in the movies" in Hollywood. People come to that suburb of Los Angeles from all over the world in hopes of being "noticed". And most women have had at some time the experience of having sex when they did not really want it. So what Weinstein offered was a price they were willing to pay.
In short, Weinstein BOUGHT them. And they didn't complain at the time because they went willingly into the transaction and had good hopes of it. They prostituted themselves to his ugliness -- to be paid not in money but in fame.
So they have nothing to complain about. By complaining at this juncture they reveal themselves for what they are: Prostitutes.