The Sum — The Meaning of This Week by Gloria Feldt

The paradox is that our cultures are the ties that bind us to each other. Cultures form us — literally, they make us who and what we are. And while the culture we grow up in can lead us to be complicit with bad things like sexual harassment, it is also what gives us the positive values and the social capability to be complicit for good.

Anita Hill gave sexual harassment in the workplace a name so that the next generation of women knew what it was and that they didn’t have to put up with it. And now the chorus of women, celebrities, and unknowns, are speaking out in an accumulation so vast that it no longer allows any of us to be unwittingly complicit with bad behavior.

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