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MSNBC pundit and host of The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell took to his Twitter and just spoke the truth we've ALL been avoiding but have to face.
Do the math. At 1 or 2 a week over 30 years, there are thousands of Weinstein victims. Not dozens. Not hundreds. Thousands.— Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence) October 15, 2017
When you do the math going as far back as... 1980!!! And you accept the fact that 1 or 2 a week is a lowball effort; you really have to admit that 'thousands' feels like an understatement.
The number of women Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted--at this point 'harassed' seems dull-- reaches beyond a scope we cannot comprehend. And the initial feeling is evident.
Lawrence O'Donnell spoke candidly on Twitter about what we all know is true. There are victims out there still choosing silence, which is not a wrong choice. Everybody gets to process their trauma their way.
It seems that Twitter is in unison with O'Donnell on the message though.
He is a FAT UGLY BASTARD he most like likely uses a mirror to find that thing.. But these women should have come out sooner AGREE?🤔— WJC ROCCO (@wjc_rocco) October 17, 2017
you speak the truth!— Bonnie Lou (@drmcvnn) October 17, 2017
He needs to be in prison!— Angela Baker (@angelab145) October 16, 2017
Weinstein needs put away for the rest of his life.— M.-E. Morales🐘 (@mare_pear) October 16, 2017
Imagine how many he “got” and are silent. IMAGINE— Melissa Colombo (@MelissaColombo1) October 15, 2017
Of course the next step in this conversation is the most important, yet controversial and painful... identifying how many more Harveys are out there? And then not just Weinstein victims.
But speaking out comes when one is ready.
This is not only a Hollywood problem. Look at corporate America, your churches, down the street. Men, especially, need to step up.— Freedom Alert (@LibertyAnn11) October 16, 2017
And the chief assaulter has a job in the Oval Office .— Armand Gbaguidi (@PowerG54) October 16, 2017
I find it depressing that a man was able to get away with this for so long. Are there others currently doing the same? Likely ☹️— Mal (@mkroberg) October 16, 2017
And those are just the talent....office workers, cleaners, babysitters, assistants....they have no voice here; victims too.— Meredith Bills (@mermer45) October 16, 2017
Lawrence has raised an imperative point. Is this where we are? A time when women, when men feel that this is the norm?
I think we would be hard pressed to find any woman who hasn’t been harassed or worse. 30 years ago, you just dealt with it and moved on.— Christine Dunning (@divac63) October 16, 2017
I’m not saying that’s okay, but it was just part of life. Sad.— Christine Dunning (@divac63) October 16, 2017