Hefner, Weinstein and the culture

“I don’t know if Weinstein is just a scapegoat for an industry that would rather die than change, and I’m not sure if other industries can claim moral high ground over one that is merely more guilty of sexism and exploitation by reputation. What I am reasonably sure of is that, as outraged and cataclysmic as the Weinstein scandal might be as I write this – there are many hopeful yearnings that this will be, finally, a Hollywood Armageddon – the news cycle will probably have moved on by the time you read it.

What I do know is that the powerful exploit the less powerful when they’re sure that the moral will to refuse, oppose and expose them is weak. And that as long as the height and strength of our moral rampart is “everybody knew,” the Weinsteins of the world will thrive.”