After Harvey Weinstein, Will We See a Culture Change?

Film producer Harvey Weinstein arrives at the New York Criminal Court in Manhattan during his sexual-assault trial, February 24, 2020. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters)
Sexual assault and rape have figured in many literary tragedies over the years.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE J ust when we thought things couldn’t get much worse for Harvey Weinstein, the news came of yet another lawsuit targeting the disgraced producer — this time for an alleged incident way back in 1994.

Weinstein already stands convicted on charges of criminal sexual act and rape and is unlikely to be a free man again, and there can be little doubt that more powerful figures will face ruin, disgrace, and imprisonment as the #MeToo juggernaut rolls onward.

But the stated aim of some proponents of #MeToo is greater in scope than the shaming and jailing of individuals who have abused their power

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