Models and activists Cameron Russell, 30, started sharing stories on her Instagram last week, explaining that she hopes to illuminate the experience of abusing young, often inexperienced models by experienced professionals.
“#harveyweinstein heard this week about the broad and familiar conversation about his behavior,” Russell wrote on her Instagram feed and encouraged journalists to contribute their stories, publicly using the hashtag # MyJobShouldNotIncludeAbuse # Such industries can see their size and scope of the problem. ”
Of dozens of entries, many authors describe young women who are often inexperienced, unprotected, vulnerable to predators, many of whom are photographers, attorneys, clients and boos. Someone described how she was beaten by an unnamed photographer at the age of 15 in order to “make the picture look more sexy.”
It has received hundreds of “likes,” some of which come from well-known models, due to the story of feed collection. But Russell wrote that Instagram accounts should not be seen as a revelation “because nothing in these stories should inspire our industry staff.”
Supermodel Christy Turlington Burns joins Russell’s call for reform in the fashion industry. She told WWD she was fortunate that she was not abused, but added: “I can state that harassment and abuse have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry.
Turlington, married to actress and documentary producer Edward Burns, continues: “The industry is surrounded by predators who are often driven by rejection and loneliness, so many of us People experienced such a thing at some stage of their career.
Training midwives who now run a nonprofit training organization in Guatemala said she had been on an early career many times when she had flown abroad to do a job and found himself commissioned by some of the creepy dandy genres. ”
Weinstein’s scandal now places the fashion world in the Cross.
Weinstein married a fashion designer Georgina Chapman and often saw his front row on the executive’s wife’s catwalk. Chapman has announced that the couple is now separated.
Amy Larocca, a fashion writer for the New York fashion magazine, writes: “Fashion is far from feminist nostalgia, but historically it has been a huge career opportunity for women. “But if you downsize your office, fashion has a global problem.”
Laroccan drew attention to becoming closely resembled by a famous and award-winning actress between Weinstein’s movie and the launch of the cover star of the fashion magazine.
“For anyone, Harvey Weinstein enjoys fashion, but it’s amazing how much Harvey Weinstein loves. Should not everything be about this heart-felt, groping Has the heavy breath been triggering any alerts from this female-dominated industry? ”
Now this issue is back through the business. Last week, Anna Wintour, editor of Fashion magazine, added her voice to condemn Weinstein’s actions as “shameful and unacceptable.”
In her Instagram, Russell said she believes Weinstein’s scandal will be “the beginning of a power shift” for young women in the fashion world. “We are talking, we are speaking, we are talking to lawyers, and we are talking to a resourceful journalist.
According to her own experience, Russell wrote: “Often times I was called a feminist because I reported unnecessary groping, spanking, squeezing dates, making phone calls and sexually transcribed texts, without properly changing areas, etc. .
After the survey was published in The New York Times and New Yorker, more than 40 women accused Weinstein of sexual assault and harassment. After the revelation, Weinstein was fired from his company’s board.
Weinstein unequivocally denied all allegations of involuntary sexual acts. A producer’s spokesman said: “For any alleged woman, Weinstein believes all these relationships are voluntary.”