Helen of Troy had a wandering glance;
Sappho's restriction was only the sky;
Ninon was ever the chatter of France;
But oh, what a good girl am I!
Trigger Warning to conformistas: While I am a woman and some...well perhaps about 2.... of my best friends are female, my attitude towards feminism has been influenced largely by a rather nasty birth mother and by a very eye-opening one year stint in a woman's refuge, during which I was part of the "feminist collective" running it. So yes, I do confess to a smidgen of misogyny within my soul.
As to the Hollywood style of feminism and virtue signalling, I have suspected hypocrisy to be a large part of it, even before Meryl Streep was giving this ham acted lesson to her pack which, among other things, proved to me that Donald Trump was right when he called her 'great acting talent' largely overrated.
From Minute 2.45 she maliciously (I say "maliciously" because by then it was already proven to be a lie) continues the lie that Donald Trump had mocked a disabled journalist:
"...There was one performance this year that stunned me. It sank its hooks in my heart. Not because it was good. There was nothing good about it. But it was effective and it did its job. It made its intended audience laugh and show their teeth. It was that moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter, someone he outranked in privilege, power, and the capacity to fight back. It kind of broke my heart when I saw it. I still can't get it out of my head because it wasn't in a movie. It was real life.
And this instinct to humiliate, when it's modelled by someone in the public platform, by someone powerful, it filters down into everybody's life, because it kind of gives permission for other people to do the same thing. Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence incites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose..."
See Article including video here and even I knew at the time that this was a politically motivated lie, Hollywood supporting the candidature of Hillary Clinton.
As to this tawdry affair, I think Red Pill Germany, once again, has the most sober and clear commentary, and puts it much better than I could say it:
A question: Why did this open "secret" come out now? Did Mr. Weinstein say something nice about President Trump or what ?
A few random thoughts still:
- They say that this will "change" Hollywood? I think the "casting couch" will survive as will that commerce between the sexes that is as old as the 2nd oldest profession.
- They seem to insist an awful lot on the perceived "ugliness" of the Movie Mogul, would he be considered more "moral" if he was better looking?
- What about the poor pot plant ? --- the question is rhetorical.