‘Weinstein Effect’ Goes Global

Nov 14, 2017  •  Post A Comment

The sexual harassment and sexual assault scandal that started with the takedown of Harvey Weinstein and has spread throughout Hollywood isn’t stopping there. The AP reports that the so-called “Weinstein Effect” has women and men opening up across the globe about their experiences with sexual impropriety, with celebrities and government leaders among the alleged perpetrators.

The article cites cases in the U.K., Israel, India, Italy, France, South Africa, Canada and Peru.

“Nearly half of the ‘#metoo’ mentions since the movement has been launched have come from outside the U.S., and decades-old accusations have led to the downfall of some of those countries’ most powerful men,” the story reports.

Citing an example in the U.K., the story reports: “In the immediate aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein revelations, the British government led by Prime Minister Theresa May has been rocked by a series of harassment allegations that have led to one high-level resignation — that of Defense Secretary Michael Fallon — and threatened the position of First Secretary of State Damian Green, a vital ally of the prime minister.”

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