We live in a culture of looking the other way.
In Ronan Farrow’s gripping piece “My Father Woody Allen and the Danger of Questions Unasked” that recently ran in the Hollywood reporter, he asks us not to look away.
The same powerful publicity machines that protected Bill Cosby for so many years, are doing the same to Woody Allen.
“That kind of silence isn’t just wrong,” he writes.” It’s dangerous. It sends a message to victims that it’s not worth the anguish of coming forward. It sends a message about who we are as a society what we’ll overlook, who we’ll ignore, who matters and who doesn’t.”
I was once encouraged to be silent.
Decades later, the damage of being silenced lingers still.
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