The 37-year-old Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is a graduate of Harvard, a Rhodes Scholar, a former Naval Intelligence officer and the first openly gay person to seek a major party’s presidential nomination.
It may have taken a full year for the #MeToo movement to reach India, but the storm has hit – and loudly.
In the #MeToo era, why does it remain so difficult for women to go public with stories of sexual assault. These three women at NYU explain and share their traumas.
"Women in low-wage jobs, like hotel cleaners or farm workers, experience high levels of harassment because they do not have the bargaining power to push back."
The #MeToo march culminated in a rally on Hollywood Boulevard on Sunday night, and follows a relentless series of accusations by men and women who say they were victimised by high-powered figures in the entertainment industry.