North Country ~ "A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States -- Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit."
The claim of Hillary Clinton "savaged" the dignity of people who accused Bill Clinton of sexual harassment or assault "and shamed them- Trump has often attacked Hillary Clinton’s treatment of women by accusing her of enabling former president Bill Clinton’s sexual impropriety. Politifact Rates Mostly False
Thomas is the sexual aggressor that awakens Nina's dark side. He forces Nina to become awakened to the fact that she has no sexuality or identity of her own, through both giving her the role as swan queen and by forcing himself on her to the point of harassment. Along with Lily, Thomas is central to Nina trying to find her identity through the role and discover a sexuality outside of being Mommy's 'sweet little girl'.