Cornell philosopher Kate Manne, author of the new book "Down GIrl: The Logic of Misogyny," explains in this Newsweek editorial why powerful men have gotten away with abusing women for decades, such as Salma Hayek's treatment from Harvey Weinstein.
"They may touch you with a delicacy that suggests that you are precious—but mock, deny, or reject them, and you’re a whore. You’re for sale. You’re worthless," writes Manne. "It goes without saying that 'they' are men, typically privileged—and often powerful, or else youthful enough to be envisaged by those with power as golden boys with bright futures."
Read the entire Newsweek piece here.