More than a dozen women, including several prominent leaders of the movement, have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct, including a claim that he raped her in a hotel room in 2001.
But the accusations against Weinstein have also generated a wave of support for his accusers, and the public debate has turned on the issue of consent.
“We’re all in this together, and there are going to be a lot of people who don’t understand why people are taking sides and saying these things are true,” said Gloria Steinem, the longtime Democratic activist and author of The Vagina Monologues.
“It’s about power, and it’s about people being able to express themselves and have their voice heard.
And so many people have come out and said, ‘I was a victim, and I’m not going to take any more rape allegations.’
It’s a really important moment for us to have this conversation and understand that this is not about me.
It’s about women all across the country.”
The debate over consent has also made it easier for women to speak out, and one of the more prominent voices on the subject has been the late actress Rose McGowan, who has called for a boycott of the Weinstein Company.
The Weinstein Company is owned by the Weinstein Co. and is a major player in Hollywood, having produced several of the highest-grossing films of all time, including The Avengers and Captain America: Civil War.
McGowan was an outspoken critic of Weinstein during her career, including her role in the 1997 Oscar-winning documentary, which was directed by James Toback and includes accounts of sexual harassment by Weinstein.
In a 2014 essay in The Hollywood Reporter, McGowan wrote, “I don’t have a problem with him.
I just want to make sure he knows I know it.
And that he knows it when he does.”
McGowan’s criticism has not gone unchallenged, and in the wake of the #meToo revelations, many prominent actresses have said they would no longer work with the Weinstein company or work with Weinstein’s children.
McGowans co-starring role in The Wolf of Wall Street was nominated for an Oscar in 2014 for her role.
In her interview with NBC’s “Today” show last week, McGowan was asked whether she was ready to give up her role as a female lead in the film.
“Well, it’s like a little bit of a challenge,” McGowan said.
“I am not going into any of this thinking I’m going to give in.
I’m really trying to take it all in.
And I’m just looking for some space.
But I think that what’s really important is that we all recognize that we are not the only victims.
We’re not the one who have to go through this, we’re the ones who have been touched and we are the ones that have had the most trauma, and we’re just trying to move forward.”
McGowen has also come under fire from a number of other actresses and actresses-turned-feminists.
On Tuesday, she said that she would not be signing on to appear on the Ellen DeGeneres show after she learned that the host was reportedly working on a book about her life.
“The only reason I’m signing up for a show is to see that we have a lot more to talk about and to help heal the pain of women who have had this experience and who have come forward to speak up about this,” McGowens co-host said.
While McGowan is the only person to have accused Weinstein of raping her, she did not name any other women who said they had been sexually harassed by the producer.
On Wednesday, McGrowen addressed the recent allegations against Weinstein, saying that she believed “there was a lot going on.”
She said that while she didn’t know all the details of the case, she believed it was “more than an isolated incident” and that she had a “vast array of experiences” with Weinstein, which included his behavior toward other women.
McGawen, who was one of Weinstein’s assistants, also said that the company’s policies on sexual harassment and workplace violence had changed in the past few years.
She also addressed other aspects of the sexual harassment accusations against him, including his role in a “dramatic” meeting with actress Arianne Zucker in 2005.
McGrowens claims that Zucker asked Weinstein to have her as a personal assistant, and she alleges that he then took her into his office, where they engaged in a series of inappropriate conversations about her appearance and sexual behavior.
In the meeting, Weinstein allegedly asked Zucker if she would be interested in working on his movie.
In an interview with BuzzFeed, Zucker’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, said that McGowers allegations are not accurate.
“Gloria is a professional who has acted in her professional capacity,” Cohen said. When asked