Amer­ica’s Perv Prob­lem: Call­ing Out Creeps in Power

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Why is every­one so sur­prised by the re­cent sex­ual-ha­rass­ment claims? It’s been go­ing on for­ever in show busi­ness (“Perv­nado,” Nov. 11).

The “cast­ing couch” was taken lightly for years un­til now, when the dirt is com­ing out. It’s time to put an end to sex­ual ha­rass­ment and bul­ly­ing of both men and women at all work­places. John Buon­agura Ste­wart Manor

I find it out­ra­geous that we’re go­ing crazy over sex­ual as­sault in the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try when Sen. Kirsten Gil­li­brand has tried un­suc­cess­fully for years to get a bill through the Se­nate to pro­tect women in the mil­i­tary from sex­ual as­saults.

Are these our val­ues? Do the women who put their lives at risk and pro­tect us mean less than per­form­ers? Is this how we say “thank you for your ser­vice”?

Not to dis­count per­form­ers, but it’s shame­ful that sto­ries of preda­tory movie pro­duc­ers cause out­rage, while sim­i­lar sto­ries of gen­er­als and ad­mi­rals do not. Ste­wart Frimer For­est Hills

Is any­one re­ally sur­prised by these sex scan­dals per­pe­trated by Hol­ly­wood and me­dia liberals? We live in an at­mos­phere of “any­thing goes,” no mat­ter how aber­rant the be­hav­ior.

What was the tip­ping point? It wasn’t when Pres­i­dent Bill Clin­ton was ac­cused of as­sault. Per­haps it was Har­vey We­in­stein’s gross, por- cine mis­deeds af­ter buy­ing si­lence from his vic­tims. Or maybe Louis C.K., a so-so co­me­dian, “han­dling” him­self in front of un­sus­pect­ing women some­how tipped the pub­lic’s scale of right­eous in­dig­na­tion

I re­main sur­prised by how long it took for these mat­ters to be­come known. Steve Scalici Staten Is­land

With count­less TV and movie ex­ec­u­tives, ac­tors and politi­cians be­ing ac­cused of sex­ual as­sault, it seems sex­ual de­viancy and per­ver­sion are deeply em­bed­ded in the Amer­i­can cul­ture

Cor­rect­ing the prob­lem is far more com­pli­cated than just putting a few in­di­vid­u­als in jail. Our en­tire cul­ture from top to bot­tom needs to be re­done, as some males in our so­ci­ety are sick and per­verted. Ken­neth Zimmerman Hunt­ing­ton Beach, Calif.

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