Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

We All Must Work to Stop the Harvey Weinsteins

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

We All Must Work to Stop the Harvey Weinsteins

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Is anyone truly surprised to see the numerous women coming forward documenting Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment and potential abuse? This is one man who for decades took advantage of his power.

This doesn't happen just in Hollywood; it happens every day in all sectors of our society: government, universities, workplaces, churches and schools. It's unacceptable, it's persistent, and it's time for change. It's nice to say that, but for things to be different, we have to act differently.

It's time to own up to the fact we all have a role to play to end sexual harassment and abuse, and that we live in a society where victims are discouraged from coming forward with stories of harassment and rape.

The millions of women and men who are saying #MeToo have illustrated how widespread the issue is. #MeToo has empowered victims who have felt alone for years to discuss their harassment and abuse.

Celebrities have raised the level of consciousness about our culture of silencing victims, enabling perpetrators and looking the other way. …

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