How American women's growing power finally turned #metoo into a cultural moment

Women are speaking about sexual assault in unparalleled numbers, and while anger at men’s behavior has erupted before, this may be the dawn of a new era

The Harvey Weinstein scandal has prompted a flood of accusations and admissions – but, unlike previous sexual harassment flash points, it has also sparked a moment of national reckoning.

Women once silenced by fear are speaking out, and the names of perpetrators keep coming: in recent days, TV hosts Matt Lauer and Charlie Rose were fired, New York Times reporter Glenn Thrush was suspended, and the head of Pixar, John Lasseter, said he would take a six-month sabbatical.

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