She Said Themes

Jodi Kantor
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Collective Action

Throughout She Said, the authors emphasize the importance of collectivity in combatting large-scale abuse by merging the disparate stories of individual women impacted by powerful men's manipulation of authority and influence. The longer Jodi and Megan investigated Weinstein's sexual misconduct, the more women they realized he had abused; yet almost all of these women were afraid to come forward by themselves. Realizing not only the delicacy of their experiences with Weinstein, but the fragility of the entrapping position in which The Weinstein Company's settlements had put them, Jodi and Megan were careful to remind each of their subjects that their voice had the power to encourage other women to speak out as well. Gradually, women agreed to be included in the reporters' first Weinstein-exposing article. After the Times published the piece, countless more women began sharing their stories of abuse, not only by Weinstein's hand, but many...

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