Power and harassment can be traced right back to behaviour in childhood
The current wave of sex scandals has its roots in the way men and women see each other, writes Donal Lynch
It was late Thursday night when a friend texted to say that Louis CK was the latest man caught in a sex scandal. "He was genuinely funny. Soon there won't be anything left on Netflix," she grumbled, and it was hard to disagree, but, to be fair, the scandals have been at least as riveting as anything in the cinema at the moment. Anyway who needs Hollywood when we've had our homegrown orgies of outrage to keep us going during any lull in international proceedings.
There is an exhilarating feeling of catharsis about it all; that this was coming for a while, that many of the figures involved had their comeuppance long overdue.
Each new story seemed to represent a toady class of windbag brought low by social media renegades. It was hard not to be squeamish about some of it - on Twitter the debate is shaped with all the calm respect of a public stoning - but it's been described as a revolution and all revolutions begin in exaggeration.