Ever since news broke that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has been paying off women who have accused him of sexual assault for more than three decades, a number of famous women have spoken up about how Weinstein harassed them.
While many people on social media have been showing support for these women, others questioned why they didn’t come forward earlier.
It’s mystifying and scary that powerful Hollywood women like Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow didn’t speak up earlier about Weinstein
— Nidhi Razdan (@Nidhi) October 11, 2017
And some even victim blamed the women for staying silent.
The countless women, dozens or HUNDREDS, molested by Harvey Weinstein did a GREAT disservice to future women.
They didn’t speak up!
— AmericanME (@AmericanLuvSong) October 7, 2017
However, in response to this shaming, one New York Times reader clearly explained why a woman who has been sexually assaulted would not come forward. To say they hit the nail right on the head is an understatement.
An NYT reader’s reaction to Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and
others saying Harvey Weinstein harassed them https://t.co/apUsZUGbKIpic.twitter.com/ZgBpQIkrnj
— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 10, 2017
Here are the reader’s full comments:
It is disheartening to see so many comments already blaming women for not “speaking up.” Please count yourself lucky that you’ve never had your career on the line based on whether or not you sleep with your boss. It has nothing to do with fame and riches; this happens to women making minimum wage in retail as well as women who fought through it to become CEOs.
The psychology behind this kind of thing is not that complex, so please spare a moment to consider: Not only are these women made to feel humiliated and embarrassed, but in some cases if they …read more
Source:: The Huffington Post – Canada Travel