The news is getting worse.
In the last year, the number of outlets breaking the story of sexual misconduct in Hollywood has surged.
According to a survey by Buzzfeed, more than two-thirds of women in the entertainment industry have been sexually assaulted in the last two years.
Meanwhile, in the film industry, one in five men have been assaulted.
The proliferation of these outlets is not just concerning.
In a way, it’s an indictment of how Hollywood has always been an incubator for predatory behavior, says Andrea Thayer, a law professor at Columbia University.
The problem goes beyond Hollywood.
As a result, we’ve lost our way in our culture.
It is the most important place in the world to be in, but it is also a very dangerous place for women to be, because it is a place that is inherently hostile to them, Thayer says.
The rise of sexual harassment, abuse, and violence in Hollywood is not new.
The term was coined by former President Richard Nixon in 1972, and the issue was at the forefront of the 1964 civil rights movement.
But in the decades that followed, it began to take on a life of its own, and it became the focus of many investigations, including one in which an actor accused the film studio of sexually harassing him.
Thayer says Hollywood’s culture is still dominated by men who are powerful and influential.
The problem is that the media is a powerful institution that has a long history of covering and celebrating power in a very unequal society.
It also has a lot of money to protect itself from legal liability.
“I think it’s important to remember that there’s a long and very powerful history of sexual and racial abuse that went on within Hollywood,” Thayer said.
“It was an industry that was dominated by white men, and women were often blamed for being ‘easy’ and easy to please.”
We need to look at it as a symptom of a much larger, broader problem.
“The impact of this history can be seen in the way women are portrayed in films and on television.
A 2013 study published in the journal Communication Research found that white actresses who were told to be ‘perfect’ in order to be nominated for a major motion picture were more likely to be sexually harassed.
The study also found that in films made by women, women were more often portrayed as victims of sexual assault.
“There are still stories out there that are really serious, and I think it will only get worse as time goes on.””
We’re talking about a really big problem,” she says.
“There are still stories out there that are really serious, and I think it will only get worse as time goes on.”
For decades, the media has been a key platform for Hollywood to fight back against sexual harassment.
But Thayer warns that this is just the tip, because the power imbalance in the industry means that no matter how much money or prestige is attached to a story, the public will not believe that a man is abusing a woman.
“It’s so important that the public understand that there are powerful people who have powerful power and influence in the movie industry and that they’re not going to tolerate these kinds of abuses, especially if they’re white, male men,” she said.
The result of this power imbalance is that women are often reluctant to speak up, says Thayer.
“When you’re in the position of being a woman, you’re just going to keep silent and not take action because you’re afraid to be accused of being complicit in something that you don’t even know about,” she adds.
Thayers says the more we look at the problem, the more she believes we need to move away from our current approach of protecting ourselves from a sexual assault that’s only happening to us, rather than protecting the women who are victims.
“I think that we need more, and we need a new paradigm, which is how to protect women from this,” she added.