The Golden Globes – uninviting the REAL victims

Rose McGowan. Mira Sorvino. Asia Argento. Daryl Hannah. Rosanna Arquette. Annabella Sciorra.

All women who were abused and assaulted by Harvey Weinstein.

All women who have had their careers either set-back or stalled completely because of Weinstein.

All women who suffered at the hands of a vile, power-mad rapist.

And, all women who were allegedly not invited to the Golden Globes 2018 as part of the #Timesup movement.

According to a Tweet by Rosanna Arquette, she and the above named victims of Weinstein weren’t asked to appear at the event or even to comment on the #Timesup movement itself. You’d have thought Rose McGowan would have at least been invited, (being the one who first brought to light the heinous actions of Harvey Weinstein) if not mentioned somewhere in the evening; but alas, no.

McGowan’s public fall-out with Meryl Streep is reason enough for her to be uninvited, in order to stop her stealing Streep’s spotlight. Meryl is in “Damage control mode” at the moment after the whole #Sheknew movement began, highlighting the fact that she claims she knew nothing of Weinstein’s behaviour prior to McGowan’s statements about her ordeal. Add to that the fact that she was more than happy to clap and cheer for known rapist and peadophile Roman Polanski, when it’s quite clear that he is guilty of his crimes, is hypocrisy at it’s finest. Streep, who is seen by most on the Liberal side of the scale as a shining beacon of righteousness, is at the heart of this movement in order to cover for her own failings. By having McGowan, who has slammed Streep for not noticing Weinstein’s past behaviour, as a voice of the #Timesup movement would be a catastrophic move, potentially exposing Streep’s hypocrisy to the point that the Liberal idiots who are blatantly ignoring it, would not be able to do so further.

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Although Weinstein’s actions were certainly at the heart of the #Metoo and #Timesup movements, he certainly wasn’t the only person in Hollywood using his power to abuse people. There are supposedly untold numbers of abusers in Hollywood, and a countless number of victims left in their wake. Every single one of them need to be exposed and pay for their crimes, just as each and every victim deserves any help and support that can be offered.

Their voices need to be heard, and yet they were so obviously missing from the red carpet.

Why?

Because this entire event wasn’t just about exposing sexual abuse in Hollywood. It was never just about that.

The main point of it was to act as one big Feminist outreach program; a chance for women to “have their moment in the spotlight” and “take charge”, while riding a tidal-wave of virtue-signalling and hypocrisy.

And it was all built on the back of the suffering of REAL victims.

How do I know this?

Well, instead of having Queen Oprah (Yassssss! Queen!) giving her first inaugural speech as President-elect, or Connie Britton wearing a $400 sweater saying “poverty is sexist” in a non-ironic manner, or Debra Messing calling out E! for the Catt Sadler “pay-gap debacle”, surely they should have had the ACTUAL victims of misogyny and abuse stood out on the red carpet?

And not just the female victims that they failed to invite: what about the male victims of abuse? Lord knows there are plenty of them (though you’d be hard-pressed to actually find a cover story about them…).

Don’t get me wrong; I know you all made it quite clear that it was “time for men to step back and listen”, but in the name of EQUALITY, which, after all, is what Feminism is really all about, (according to any theoretical Feminist anyway) you could have brought out the uninvited women alongside other victims of Hollywood sexual abuse and exploitation. MALE ones, such as Terry Crews, and Anthony Rapp, and Corey Feldman. There could have been a huge picture of Corey Haim hung inside and outside the venue in order to remember and honour another victim of misogyny. Then, you could have all gathered in front of these people, these REAL victims and REAL Heroes, and knelt at their feet; knelt in front of them and chanted in one true voice:

“WE’RE SORRY! WE KNEW! WE ALL KNEW! AND WE LET IT HAPPEN!”

You’d be lucky if you could find more than 5 or 6 people out of the entire guest-list of the Golden Globes who didn’t actually know anything about the actions of Harvey Weinstein, or any of the sexual abusers in Hollywood. They knew, and they didn’t say anything because they couldn’t possibly risk losing any of the power they themselves had attained. Their careers, their money and their influence were and are far more important to them than actually exposing the people who afforded them it in the first place.

Harvey Weinstein was outed for what he really was and that was the opportune moment for these sycophantic morons to be able to prove that they do care and that they are virtuous people who only have your interests at heart.

At the Golden Globes their masks slipped off, exposing them as the power hungry, enabling frauds they really are.

Never forget this:

#Theyknew

#Theyallknew

#Theyletithappen

 

RANT OVER

 

 

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Meryl Streep and the Hollywood Hypocrisy – #Sheknew

The Hollywood sex scandal certainly isn’t going away anytime soon.

And neither should it.

It has however, been injected with another talking point: #Sheknew

Aimed at Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep, the #Sheknew campaign is a series of posters spread around Hollywood depicting Meryl Streep and Harvey Weinstein with the Phrase “She knew” plastered over Meryl’s face.

Personally, I don’t think she should be on that poster.

I’ll explain why.

For those of you who don’t already know; Meryl Streep is a long-time friend to Harvey Weinstein and denies ever knowing ANYTHING about his years of abusing women. A fact that many, including actress Rose McGowan (who claims that Weinstein raped her), simply do not believe.

Normally, I would be the first person to say innocent until proven guilty (read my post The problem with Linda Sarsour and Lena Dunham). However, if you look closely at this case, it becomes more and more clear that it would be pretty much impossible for Streep NOT to know about Weinstein’s behaviour.

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Harvey Weinstein’s behaviour was undoubtedly the worst kept secret in Hollywood. Practically EVERYBODY in Hollywood knew a story about him or at the least, knew somebody who did. The very fact that Streep was friends and colleagues with Weinstein for a number of years is, some would say, evidence enough that she must have at least suspected something. Arguably the greatest Actress in the last 30 or so years, she will no doubt have contacts ranging from all aspects of the movie and political worlds in which Weinstein was well-known and feared. Somebody must have said something to her at some point. A little whisper here. A little word in the ear there.

Hollywood is full of people who can’t keep secrets, and knowing something as explosive as the Weinstein scandal is too much not to at least tell a fellow Hollywood alumni if not the press.

However, speculation can only get you so far. I’d be a hypocrite if I didn’t say that Meryl Streep doesn’t at least deserve the right of due-process to be able to “clear her name” in all of this. The evidence against her knowing about Weinstein’s behaviour is pretty substantial, yet I think the whole truth of the matter will never see the light of day. It’s easy to say “Of course she knew! She must have!” simply because she was friends with the guy. But throw in the fact that she is without a doubt the most famous and well-connected actress in Hollywood, and you really do have to ask: “How could she not know?”

Finally, to single out Meryl Streep alone is perhaps a tad unfair.

I understand why some people have; some see her as the ultimate hypocrite: the rich, privileged global superstar who portrays herself to be the moral conscience of “the people”, the epitome of all that is good and fair and just; all the while telling us, the lowly proles that we are how we should live our lives better. How to give more. Who to vote for. Who we should revere and condemn.

All while buddying up to people like Harvey Weinstein.

Like I say though: she needs due process. There’s no proof, just conjecture that she had any idea how much of a monster Harvey Weinstein really is.

And then I remember someone else she’s spoken up for.

Someone else she has applauded and lavished praise and admiration on.

Somebody who, she does know is guilty of being a monster. A rapist. Even a paedophile. We know that she knows he’s guilty.

Of drugging and raping a 13-year-old girl.

Roman Polanski.

The crimes of this man are beyond abhorrent. And we all know they are true.

Meryl Streep knows they are true, yet still applauds and congratulates the man for his accomplishments in Hollywood.

THAT is the true reason I believe most people believe she knew the truth about Harvey all along. It’s not the first time she has done it.

I’m going to end this piece by saying this:

I still don’t think it should be Meryl Streep on that poster.

It should be all of them.

The whole damn lot of them.

From the make-up artists, to the grips, the camera operators to the actors, the directors to the producers. Brad Pitt. Hilary Clinton. Donald Trump. Barack Obama.

They all knew. Every single last one of them knew and yet; they did nothing.

Nothing.

Nobody was willing to stand up and risk their way of life, their position amongst the elite. They all had too much to lose by way of association.

That was proven the moment Rose McGowan finally broke her silence and was then cast aside like a traitor.

They all knew. And trust me, that’s not all they know. But until someone puts them all in a position where they HAVE to condemn someone, you’ll be the last ones to know.

#Sheknew?

How about #Theyknew?

RANT OVER