Perhaps that’s optimistic of me, but I really do feel like there’s something in the air writes Jessica Valenti in her weekly newsletter

As more women come out with their stories of abuse and harassment by Harvey Weinstein, it’s hard not to feel overwhelmed and discouraged. As someone who writes about rape and harassment quite frequently, even I was shook to the core after listening to the audio of Weinstein trying to bully a woman into his hotel room.

The way he vacillated between yelling and shaming, trying to strong-arm her into joining him but then then playing on women’s desire to please by claiming she was making him embarrassed – it was seemed so practiced and easy for him, it was almost eerie.

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