Harvey Weinstein Blames a Different Culture with Different Rules
Harvey Weinstein, you say (by way of explaining your behavior towards women) that in the 60’s and 70’s there were different rules and a different culture, according to a New York Times article. I guess this affirmation is supposed to normalize your actions, or render them more understandable.
We Were There; The Rules Weren’t Different
No, Harvey, we also came of age in the 60’s and 70’s. We also worked in the 70’s and 80’s, often with women. The rules and culture then never condoned sexual harassment of the women whom with we worked. Taking advantage of a position of power in the workplace in pursuit of sexual favors was never OK. Don’t blame it on the times. We were there.
If accurate as reported, your behavior towards women isn’t OK today, and wasn’t OK in the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, or any other decade you pick.
Those of us who worked in this times with women don’t appreciate your slur on the rules and culture in which we worked.
This has nothing to do with a different era. It has everything to do with personal integrity.
Rick Bryant is the founder of Families Connect, LLC. He is also a husband, father of three adult children, and a grandfather to two. Before Families Connect, Rick founded and built an investment advisory business; co-founded a served as a partner in a private equity investment business; worked in investment banking; and practiced securities and corporate law. Rick reads widely; enjoys hunting and fishing; and has great ambitions for bees and his vegetable garden.