This op-ed by Kate Manne, assistant professor of philosophy, makes the case that powerful men in entertainment and politics get away with years of sexual harassment and abuse by utilizing fear. “They inspire fear, of course, by directly threatening their victims—and we as the public inspire little faith that we will listen to victims’ testimony. They often make you dependent on their good will, or else, because their pronouncements are consequential . . . And if you thwart their will or wound their egos, they may be prone to retaliate."