Women and men have been sacrificed — and that's exactly what it was and is, a sacrifice of opportunity and talent and personal future and dignity as well as outright personal violation — because, in the end, those in charge or operating in subordinate positions were too afraid of what they themselves might lose by standing up for what was right. The results are commercial transactions that traded in the well-being and humanity of those who never asked to be put in terrible positions and took no part in a bargain.