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Nine women spoke on the record, and many claimed owners Besh and Octavio Mantilla were both perpetrators and enablers.
Senseless to keep steroid guys out when the enablers are in Hall of Fame.
Expect to hear howls from inside the White House gates, and from the enablers infesting the cable green rooms as well.
Harvey Weinstein’s apparent activity of 30 years of abuse and harassment: There is no way that could have been going on without other people knowing about it, and enablers are actually as big a part of the problem as perpetrators in many cases.
Then enablers are surprised when the #MeToo movement reveals reprehensible behavior.
People also need to see that transgressions are punished—either directly by the police, or, more often, by the mass of bystanders who choose to act either as enforcers or enablers.
The honor roll of truly great modern literary enablers is a short one.
And to be clear, the list of enablers includes all media on hand at The Omni Hotel downtown.
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Enabling: the Behavior of an Enabler
Enable has a number of senses, most of which are some variant on allowing someone (or something, such as enabling cookies on a computer) to do something. In the past several decades, enable has also started to take on a new associated sense in the field of addiction studies, where enabling is viewed as giving misguided support to a person with some substance-abuse issue. A person who facilitates the self-destructive behavior of another is referred to as an enabler.
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