The Harvey-gull Award

The Harvey-gull is named after notorious rapist Harvey Weinstein. He wasn't the first man working in a male-dominated industry to be accused of sexual harassment and sexual assault, and he certainly won't be the last.


There were years of rumours and innuendo and gossip about Weinstein's behaviour and his casting couch activities. As early as 1998 Gwyneth Paltrow alluded to this. The power of Weinstein's reputation and his high-level connections with some of the most powerful people in America insulated him.

But nobody was willing to go on the record, until October 2017. The New York Times published a story that accused Weinstein of three decades of sexual misconduct and that he paid settlements to eight women.

Since then more than 80 women have come forward with allegations of Weinstein's predatory behaviour. Numerous other Hollywood-types, media personalities and politicians have been accused of sexual misconduct and the Weinstein effect will continue for many more years to come whilst shit men still exist.