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Meanwhile, Let’s Not Forget That the President of the United States Is Also an Alleged Sexual Predator

“Why now?” a friend asked me over dinner this week amid our umpteenth conversation about Harvey Weinstein and the flood of sexual assault and sexual harassment allegations that have emerged about him. Why, after decades of guarding what had become an open secret, had women finally felt more willing to go on the record with journalists and share their stories publicly—even in the face of threats of legal action to the paper by Weinstein, and risk to their own careers, that had been there all along?

I don’t know the answer for sure, but I told her that I think—and I certainly hope—it’s because something in our culture has shifted. With the

Read more at: https://www.vogue.com/article/weinstein-donald-trump-alleged-sexual-abuser-in-white-house

Man Boasts Of Sexual Assault, Later Inaugurated 45th President Of United States

Eighteen years ago, while I was taking the number 9 subway train home from Midtown Manhattan to 121st and Amsterdam, a man “grabbed my pussy.” That is, while I was locked into the rush hour crowd, unable to move and with my arms around a large box I was carrying, a man reached under that box to stick his hand through my sundress into my vagina to fondle it. I tried to wiggle away, but I couldn’t actually get away until the next stop, when I darted for the doors as soon as I could and then sat down to cry with the shame washing over me. I was “lucky”—though it’s telling that I use that word—because I haven’t been raped. But I have been violated, intimately touched without consent, that time and others.

I never imagined that nearly two decades later, that subway experience would be the part of my history that

Read more at: http://www.forbes.com/sites/tarahaelle/2017/01/20/man-boasts-sexual-assault-later-inaugurated-45th-president-of-united-states/