Sunday January 19, 2020

Sex, power and speaking out

The election of Donald Trump, the downfall of Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo movement together created an unprecedented international cultural ‘moment’ in 2017

24th December, 2017
4
Donald Trump: the moral implications of Trump as predator were never clear-cut Picture: Bloomberg

A year that began with a serial sexual harasser (by his own account) being elevated to the most powerful office in the world ended with a series of powerful men felled by allegations of sexual harassment.

If it is obvious that this nexus of sex and power produced some of the most explosive stories of 2017, it is less obvious quite what that means. The year may appear to have started on an ominous note...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

He was once the garlanded saviour of Nissan. So how did Carlos Ghosn find himself a fugitive after one of the most glittering careers in the history of the car industry?

Barry J Whyte | 7 hours ago

Our goal in the west should be to encourage the country’s leaders to make its economy more competitive, open and transparent

Vincent Boland | 8 hours ago

Inflation figures do not measure the cost of living, and in our hyper-globalised economy it’s not always easy to count what’s real and what’s not

Aidan Regan | 8 hours ago