Himpathy is a term used to describe the sympathy often given to men in positions of power when facing sexual assult charges. The phrase can be seen in cases such as those of Harvey Weinstein, Louis C.K, Kevin Spacey, and Charlie Rose. FEM magazine further breaks down himpathy, and tells how its usage is impacting and complicating the #MeToo movement.
Have you shed tears for the Phantom when you watched the musical? Yes, the phantom of the Opera may be insanely beautiful, but the “love” depicted is insane in today’s society. With the growing awareness of women’s rights, classic love stories are reexamined to not be about true love anymore, but manipulation, abuse, and psychological kidnapping.