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Why does there have to be a press scandal before we act on harassment?

From the Presidents Club to Weinstein, it seems change only happens once bad behaviour becomes a scandal. How about next time we don’t wait?

By Louise Ridley  

If we see injustice, we should call it out—not wait for the perpetrators to get caught. Photo: PA

You couldn’t make it up. If there was any doubt that sexism and sexual harassment are ingrained in the upper echelons of the country, look no further than the Presidents Club, a secretive group of “esteemed members of the investment, real estate, sports, entertainment, motor industry and fashion world” who gathered at what appeared to be a sexual harassment bonanza that the Financial Times revealed this week.

If Harvey Weinstein…

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