She has written about Palmer’s indiscretions—as he thinks of them—for an obscure feminist website.

Despite the difference in their age and professional status, Palmer sees himself as Hannah’s victim, and as vulnerable to young women’s power in general.

She did not even see a doctor, despite her pain and injuries.[T]he celebrity in question would certainly have prevailed.

Melanie would have to make her will hard and steely in order to resist David—soon to be disgraced and forced to resign from the university, due to his sexual misconduct and subsequent lack of remorse. And this is so even if he would have stopped, had she in fact resisted.

As it is, “nothing will stop him,” and she does not even try.

I did special creative writing: I wrote a little novel or whatever. Anyway, last year I’m at a warehouse party in Bushwick, and this guy comes up to me and he’s like, “[Hannah] Horvath, we went to middle school together, East Lansing! He looks at me in the middle of this fucking party like he’s a judge, and he goes, “That’s a very serious accusation Hannah.” And he walked away.

Sometimes, when he was talking to the class he would stand behind me and he’d rub my neck. In her Inaugural YTL Law Center Lecture at King’s College London, “Sexual Violence: Accountability in a Culture of Celebrity,” delivered on March 9 2017, Martha C.

She plays her role in his life with some enthusiasm for a short while. This lack of desire at the core, this sexual Milgram experiment, this obedience to a culturally designated authority figure in the relevant domain—it goes beyond sex too.

But “to the extent that they are together, if they are together, he is the one who leads, she the one who follows. Most obviously, it extends to other forms of manhandling which may be more or less sexually-inflected, but are nonetheless proprietary and presumptuous.

I have decided to publish it following the publication yesterday of , which has long been widely known in the profession (including by yours truly, based on first-hand testimony).

It is time that those of us with something to say—whether it be regarding specific offenders, or the banality of the misogyny perpetrated by supposed good guys, and the culture of complicity that sustains them—spoke up, together.

She refers to it, aptly, as “her own Bill Cosby story.” (Hence my above adaptation, to similarly emphasize continuities with others’ experiences, and try to foster solidarity.)Nussbaum explains that she consented to sexual intercourse with this man, but not to the gruesome and painful sexual ordeal he substituted.

And, although she cried out for help at the time, to no avail, she was too embarrassed to report it to the police.

“Not rape, not quite that, but undesired nevertheless, undesired to the core”—is how the character of David Lurie, a 52-year-old professor, describes the sex he has with his student Melanie in J. Coetzee’s dark moral masterpiece, Melanie moves of her own accord—even lifting her hips to help David to undress her—but not quite of her own volition. But what makes it morally gross, to David as well as the reader—who slumps over his steering wheel, fighting dejection and shame after leaving Melanie’s apartment—is that he is aware it might have been rape had she been forewarned.