RICH and powerful men have always used their status to take advantage of young women.

Because film producer Harvey Weinstein has brought such unacceptable behaviour into public focus it doesn’t mean this hasn’t always been around. Men taking advantage of women in this way probably goes back to the Romans.

The problem really comes when people around them fail to react to it and look away. It means that such loathsome creatures get away with it and so the vile circle continues. At least now that people are more aware, their actions may be curtailed – at least for a while.