You are dead right. Abuse and covering systems are ubiquitous.
Yesterday I watched the ‘Spotlight’-docudrama. It shows how an enabling system works, in this case the Catholic Church, enabling and even supporting mass abuse. It proves your point. More proof in the system of sports - abuse by coaches and officials, covered by the male power system. I can only offer Dutch reports. Just to show there is proof available two links. The linked report (Sexual intimidation and sexual abuse in sport) contains a chapter about the system.
Seksuele intimidatie en seksueel misbruik in de sport
Met de term seksuele intimidatie wordt gedoeld op elke vorm van seksueel gedrag of seksuele toenadering, opzettelijk of…
In child care: (‘Sexual abuse in youth care’)
The system of abuse is ubiquitous in my country, generally known to be tolerant and open. I am sure it is even more so in many other countries.