Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

Harvey Weinstein was kicked out Hollywood's Academy of Motion Pictures. The powerful producer was exposed for sexual harassment, assault and lewd behavior that cannot be mentioned on this commentary. A flood of accusations are coming from women who worked with Weinstein over the years. His behavior has been called one of the most well-known open-secrets in Hollywood.  But the question remains, why were people silent for so long?  Here's why: Weinstein was only living out the worldview that Hollywood produces in movies like 50 Shades of Gray which glamorized the sexual abuse of women.  So long as Hollywood peddles flesh as entertainment and makes sex a transactional, values-neutral commodity, we'll continue to see more people like Weinstein live out the logical conclusion of this morally bankrupt worldview.