By Ronan Farrow. In the course of a ten-month investigation, thirteen women interviewed said that, between the nineteen-nineties and , Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them. This story was first published on newyorker. The version below appears in the October 23, , issue. Since the establishment of the first studios, a century ago, there have been few movie executives as dominant, or as domineering, as Harvey Weinstein. Weinstein combined a keen eye for promising scripts, directors, and actors with a bullying, even threatening, style of doing business, inspiring both fear and gratitude.
In a new study, researchers find that in one-third of cases where men initiated unwanted sexual contact with women in bars and clubs, the advances were obviously unwelcome. In the other two-thirds of cases, there was some chance the men had misinterpreted the women's cold-shoulder behavior as inviting, but independent observers still suspected the guys knew better. The behaviors ranged from cat-calling to sudden groping or grinding against women, typically by complete strangers, said study researcher Kathryn Graham, a senior scientist at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health at the University of Toronto. Graham and her colleagues were originally researching a program meant to prevent general violence and aggression in bars in Toronto.
It's an unfortunate irony: A lot of guys who date women don't like it either. They feel obligated to put their arms around a date's shoulders before they're sure she wants it, pull her hair during sex without asking if she likes that, and do other things that are often deemed "making the first move" or "taking the reigns" or "being a man" but would be better labeled "sexual misconduct. For all I know, there really have been women who got mad at these men for being "too" shy, slow, or passive.
By Michael Kaplan. Guys looking to date hot women who are super into sex may want to reconsider. For most of them, conservative wallflowers are likely to be a better bet in the long run. A study recently published in the European Journal of Social Psychology reports that men experience feelings of anxiousness while dating sexually aggressive women.