“Weinstein—it’s not just him, it’s an entire machine, supply chain.” “No oversight, no fear.”
“Each studio does the victim shaming and payouts.”
“Almost everyone has an NDA.”
“If white men could have a playground, this would be it.”
― Jodi Kantor & Megan Twohey, She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story that Helped Ignite A Movement
She Said is a 2019 nonfiction book by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey describing the events that lead to an article which was published on October 5, 2017 by the New York Times. The article that then ignited the #MeToo movement.
For months Kantor and Twohey had been having confidential discussions with top actresses, former Weinstein employees and other sources, learning of disturbing long-buried allegations, some of which had been covered up by onerous legal settlements, eventually bringing the information to the New York Times article.
“There isn’t ever going to be an end,” she said. “The point is that people have to continue always speaking up and not being afraid.”
― Jodi Kantor, She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement
I basically devoured this in one sitting. No matter how much I have read on this topic, this book explains that one incredibly courageous move to bring down Weinstein and others like him. And I love investigative journalism. Kantor and Twohey did something incredible to make this world a better by challenging that status quo that was in place for a century.
I warmly recommend this book to everyone. One of the best reads of this year for me.
Hope you all are well and staying at home :)