Movie mogul’s sex saga a les­son to all

The New Age (Free State) - - COMMENT -

THE story of the fall from grace of movie mogul Har­vey We­in­stein has been flashed across the world on ev­ery avail­able me­dia plat­form. The ac­counts emerg­ing of his abuse of women, which in­clude al­le­ga­tions of rape, go to show how wealthy in­di­vid­u­als ex­ploit po­si­tions of power.

For­tu­nately the whis­tle was blown on this se­rial sex­ual preda­tor in a news­pa­per ar­ti­cle which was then fol­lowed by a pub­lic out­pour­ing from many women ac­cus­ing We­in­stein of ha­rass­ing them sex­u­ally.

We must learn from this and en­sure that in our so­ci­ety peo­ple who are in po­si­tions of power do not use this to ex­ploit other peo­ple. We have our own hor­rific ac­counts of peo­ple do­ing things like this, one just has to think back to the ten­nis player and coach Bob He­witt who was in­volved in sex­u­ally abus­ing young girls.

We need to be vig­i­lant at all times and also be open about ed­u­cat­ing peo­ple about dan­ger­ous sex­ual preda­tors who ex­ist in so­ci­ety and how to ef­fec­tively com­bat this scourge.

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