"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Tuesday 10 October 2017


Gwyneth Paltrow revealed today that when she was a young actress,Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed her in a hotel room. Ms Paltrow feels strongly, it's time for men to stop mistreating women that way. 

A whole host of  Hollywood women are hastening to out Weinstein for the miserable wretched, pathetic captiveof his own loins he is. The man is clearly deviate. 

What a sorry tale of obsession and millions paid to silence talk about a commodity that sells for a fraction of the cost of the " settlements" .

None of it makes any sense. 

I had to search to discover Harvey Weinstein. None of the movies listed to his credit strike a chord.

What power does he command  to "sexually harass" so many women in the same industry, alone in a hotel bedroom? 

What does "sexually harass" mean? Or "sexual assault" ? 

 Why does the phraseology keep changing ? Does it have something to do with modern sexual mores? 

I watched a scene on Sex and the City tonight .One of the four women is as much a predator as any man. I don't know her name. I can't watch it long enough to know names. To-night was no different. She was sucking on a microphone while gazing at a stranger. Is that "sexual harassment"?

In my mother's teen years ,silent pictures  became entertainment for the masses. In my childhood,  Snowhite and the Seven Dwarfs ,a cartoon movie in colour, enchanted children and adults alike. We have lived the history of Hollywood in our lives. It has never been scandal free. No small part has  
been exploitation and much of that exploitation of women. In every sense of the word. 

It's a jungle. 

The newsworthy aspect of the Weinstein story is not exploitation of women. 

The surprise is, they still accept the role. 

Instead, they insist it's  male behaviour that must change .

I don't think Harvey Weinstein of Hollywood  is an example of the change they have in mind.

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