Looking back at the Oscar night on March 8 this year, one can't help but notice that the 90th Academy Awards presented a toothless, feel-good nod to the #MeToo
A trio of actresses — all of whom were victimized by Harvey Weinstein — stood together onstage and Ashley Judd declared that women were finally speaking as "a mighty chorus", and spoke of "equality, diversity, inclusion and intersectionality."
A powerful, symbolic moment came during the performance of the song "Stand Up for Something" by Common and Andra Day with, behind her, a tableau of black-clad activists, including Tarana Burke, the African American activist who first coined the phrase "Me Too" years before the Weinstein scandal.
Surely peace is always preferable to chaos and public accusations. Although we want to believe that the Harvey Weinstein story will have been a warning stern enough to change Hollywood's attitude and behavior. Only the future will tell...