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Old 12-05-2017, 09:51 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by Velusion View Post
Jane Mable, an actress from the early talkies bragged about how she slept her way through the ranks to progress her career.
And therefore any female who has experienced sexual assault towards her was 'asking for it' or at least 'not innocent'?

You're right, it is messed up that our society allows 'casting couches' to happen, and that women can feel so powerless that they feel they need to comply to advance their career. Or alternately, by not complying that they would be destroying their careers. And that speaking out would also be disastrous for their careers. It's also messed up that up until right now, speaking out would have been disastrous for their careers.

Originally Posted by Velusion View Post
if it wasn't for juicy scandals like this, the rest of us would not be able to get on our soap boxes and pontificate about how terrible these abusers are. [...] who are we? Which one of us is so Christ-like that we've earned the right to pass judgement on others. Which one of you is without sin or spiritual transgression? I would wager that none of us is so clean.
Yes, because unless every single person in the world is perfect and without sin, we should not even attempt to change our society, or call out bad behaviour, right...?

The point isn't to point fingers and talk about how bad 'they' are. It's to bring about societal change. It's to stand up for what's right and say that inappropriate behaviour is totally unacceptable and we will not stand for it, regardless of who you are.

This is not just some 'juicy scandal'. As I said:

Unconscious sexism is extremely prevalent in our society, and it's become so normalised that often we don't even realise we're doing it. We must ensure we call out misogynistic attitudes in others and more importantly learn to recognise when we're doing it ourselves if we have any chance of eradicating these detrimental attitudes from our society.
Suggesting that a female who has been sexually assaulted in any way, shape or form was 'not totally innocent' or must have been at least a little compliant, because she must have been doing it to get a part is a misogynistic attitude that must be called out if we have any chance of eradicating these detrimental attitudes from our society.
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