The allegations against Harvey Weinstein are a reminder that, when a young woman is treated like an object, she is placed within an old and sickening script, one that is incredibly difficult to escape. If you have ever experienced sexual assault or harassment, you know that one of the cruellest things about these acts is the way that they entangle, and attempt to contaminate, all of the best things about you. If you make dirty jokes or have a good time at parties, then why get moralistic? And, of course, young women are not the only victims of such crimes.
Here's one of mine: all Picasso's pictures are dirty. They are rooted in lust and cultivated with glee. Love has very little to do with them, and forget romance. The word "gallantry" will do for the finer gestures of Picassoid amour, such as the exquisite pathos of his "rose period" carnival folk and the august monumentality of his neoclassicism. But even when he is at his most refined the Spanish rooster crows.
How Men Like Harvey Weinstein Implicate Their Victims in Their Acts
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