When the indefensible becomes the everyday

People like Harvey Weinstein are not exclusive to the US: our own culture of discrimination is baked into our attitudes and policy-making, to the point where we don’t even see it

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Elaine Byrne

15th October, 2017

The most powerful men in Hollywood, the White House, and the US media have all been accused of sexual harassment. Harvey Weinstein, Donald Trump, and Bill O’Reilly are members of the misogynistic club of privileged, dominant, influential men. This systemic abuse of power is not exclusive to the US.

Ireland excels at unequal power relations within the professions such as media, politics, academia, legal, business and the arts.

The abuse of power manifests...

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