Today we're seeing one after another example that clearly outs Hollywood for being a place where sex was frequently the currency demanded from aspiring women who wanted to work in that industry. Many actresses are speaking out as thought they are shocked, when in fact most used the "Casting Couch" to get in, and continued to take advantage of their sexual attractiveness for their entire careers.
I'm not saying the men who took advantage of them are not guilty, but women who keep going back long after the know what the game is, do deserve what they got because they knew they were trading sex for career advancement and decided it was worth it. It wasn't just women, men took advantage of men and even a few women did that to the men.
Hollywood is a sleazy place and no one who works in that industry didn't know exactly what was going on, and just looked the other way. No actress met Harvey Weinstein for dinner and then went back to his hotel without knowing that wasn't likely to end well, unless sex and the resulting advancement were what they hoped for in the first place.
We've evolved since the days when we only went after prostitutes, today we also go after the Johns. So I ask, perhaps we should think about the culpability of the women and men who chose a career that required they use their own bodies as currency to get ahead?