“I think that women are finally taking their power.
It made me think: Well, if they can come forward maybe so can I.” “More than anything what made me want to come forward is: I felt like finally people were listening,” said Kamin, a once aspiring actress who now works in publishing and food writing.
The Atlantic magazine removed contributing editor Leon Wieseltier from its masthead after allegations emerged that Wieseltier harassed numerous women during his lengthy tenure with The New Republic.
Two executives at Fidelity Investments were forced out for sexual harassment.
Now that some of the silences and stigmas around sexual harassment have been shattered, the flood gates are open.
“This is the patriarchy starting to crumble,” says Toni Van Pelt, president of the National Organization of Women.