Of the 201 men to lose major jobs as a result of #MeToo, 43% of their replacements have been women, the NYTimes reports in a stunning data visual.
The big picture: This is just the beginning, but is a very real example of power shifting away from men who misuse it, with such examples potentially scaring companies away from risky future hires.
- "We’ve never seen something like this before... Women have always been seen as risky, because they might do something like have a baby. But men are now being seen as more risky hires," Joan Williams, a law professor who studies gender at the University of California, Hastings, told the NYT.
Between the lines: Among the 53 examples of women replacing powerful men:
- Lockhart Steele, Vox Media, replaced by Melissa Bell
- Roy Price, Amazon Studios, replaced by Jennifer Salke
- Mark Halperin, Showtime, replaced by Alex Wagner
- Al Franken, U.S. senator, replaced by Tina Smith
- Charlie Rose, PBS and CBS, replaced by Christiane Amanpour
- Wayne Pacelle, Humane Society, replaced by Kitty Block