Gabrielle Union Says ‘The Floodgates Have Opened for White Women’ When It Comes to Sexual Assault

Gabrielle Union Says ‘The Floodgates Have Opened for White Women’ When It Comes to Sexual Assault
Gabrielle Union is making headlines for a new interview in The New York Times in which talks about the bias that exists when it comes to believing women who share stories of sexual assault and harassment. Union, who has spoken openly about her own history with sexual assault in the past, doesn’t think it’s a coincidence that the #MeToo anti-harassment movement exploded this fall after several high profile white actresses came forward to accuse powerful men such as Harvey Weinstein.

“I think the floodgates have opened for white women,” Union told The Times. “I don’t think it’s a coincidence whose pain has been taken seriously. Whose pain we have showed historically and continued to show. Whose pain is tolerable and whose pain is intolerable. And whose pain needs to be addressed now.
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