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Sexual Harassment Allegations Raise Questions About Societal Change



    Impact of Flurry of Sexual Harassment Allegations

    Will the series of sexual misconduct allegations coming to light lead to a culture change?

    (Published Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017)

    Television host Charlie Rose is the latest high-profile man to be fired for sexual-harassment, and many feel the list of offenders that began last month with Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein will grow much longer.

    "I think what you see is so many women across this country coming forward and saying 'enough is enough,'" said Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.

    But is it enough to create the cultural shift that many have been waiting for?

    "I believe that we may see a sea change, even in this crazy political environment we're all in, that will make a big difference in people's lives," said State Treasurer Deb Goldberg.

    CBS, PBS Fires Charlie Rose Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

    [NATL] CBS, PBS Fires Charlie Rose Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

    The decision comes a day after eight women accused Charlie Rose of sexually inappropriate behavior.

    (Published Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017)

    Speaking on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts said she'll know whether the change is real or not based, in part, on the accountability of famous people.

    "It's more going to be when the shift manager decides that maybe giving the good shifts only to women who will play sex games back in the dressing room is not a good idea," she said.

    And many are looking toward men to embrace and promote zero tolerance.

    "Women deserve the right to work in a workplace where they are judged by the content of their character, period, " said Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez. "Nothing else."

    "That's why it's really important that we have more women in positions of power and to change culture, you need to change that power dynamic," said Healey.

    President Trump was asked Tuesday if he had a message for women in light of all these allegations.

    "Women are very special ... a lot of things are coming out, and I think that's good for our society, and I think it’s very, very good for women," he said.

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