It's a national conversation that shows no sign of slowing down — new stories continue to surface regularly of high-profile public figures accused of sexual harassment and misconduct.

WGBH's Callie Crossley has been analyzing the optics surrounding these recent revelations, and she points out that the accusations cut across industries.

"It's something about our society, something about people's presumptions about what's okay to do with women in the workplace," she says.

Crossley says this is a major cultural turning point, and adds that she is proud of the media's coverage of these stories.

Sexual harassment and misconduct, says Crossley, is about one thing: "It's power, it's power, it's power," she says. "Sex is the weapon." 

To listen to the full interview, click on the audio file above.