Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, a T.V. writer, author and filmmaker wrote a story on Hollywood Reporter about the sexual harassment in Hollywood. In her story: “Lessons from Witnessing Four Decades of Harassment in Hollywood”, Linda details stories she’s heard from other women in Hollywood about the sexual harassment history of Hollywood, as well as recounting some of her own. And boy, does she tear into Hollywood.
She begins: “I always knew I wanted to be a writer… my first three mentors were Hollywood giants Norman Lear, James L. Brooks and Larry Gelbart… It wasn’t until a few years later that I began to experience sexual harassment – the producer’s hand rubbing my back inside my blouse during meetings; the studio exec who, on my first day, encouraged me to wear a bikini to work… I didn’t know then that this is a man’s town, based mostly on male friendships. Forget those iconic letters that make up the Hollywood sign. It would be much more fitting if there was a giant penis casting a shadow over all the women who tirelessly endeavor to rise above this unpoliced playground for men.”
Now, this article is insanely long, so I will forgo a good chunk of it. What’s important to know is that Linda herself has been victim to sexual harassment at the hands of Hollywood people. She also tells the stories of other women who have been victims of sexual harassment. “I remember the revered star of a classic TV crime drama telling me a story about the president of her network. During her show’s final season, this actress was invited to his executive dining room for lunch. When she began to pitch her next series, he told her she was now way too old for his network. She started to cry and got up to go. He stood up, too, took her by the shoulders and said, ‘I’m sorry. I can’t let you leave like this’. She softened, almost forgiving him. Then he shoved his tongue down her throat.”
And that’s just one horrifying story of sexual harassment (or abuse, given the ending). She then tells the story of the people in a sitcom demanding that the “youngest, best-looking women show up for work at the crack of dawn wearing tight, revealing shorts.” And that once they discovered that one of the young women was utterly afraid of guns, they “forced her to purchase one and shoot a raccoon that lived on the stage.” And that when Linda called ABC to file a complaint, she discovered that while the producer had lost his job, the star of the show was left “unscathed”.
She then goes on to talk about gender inequality and ageism in the entertainment business. That by the time a male Hollywood star retires, roughly 3 generations of female actresses would have played his wife. (It’s important to note she uses Michael Douglas (aged 74) as an example of a male Hollywood star and Blythe Danner, who’s 74, Gwyneth Paltrow, who’s 45, and Apple Martin, who’s… wait for it… 13, oh, and Paltrow’s daughter.)
She also mentions a point I also agree with. “The over-sexualization, humiliation and brutalization of women on television and in movies remains rampant.” I certainly agree that women have been disgustingly over-sexualized in nearly every adult movie, humiliating them and making them look as though they are nothing more than pieces of meat to use for sex.
She then goes on to mention that she’d think that with all the “rampant misogyny”, Hollywood would “take on the issue of social justice for women – the same way it has embraced the cause of the African-American, Jewish (yeah, ok), and LGBTQ communities. But so far... just the sad sound of crickets.”
Sadly, since it’s basically a rule that Leftists must rip on Trump if they’re talking about politics, she also goes out of her way to call HIM a sexual predator. When she attacks the excuses people (usually Leftists) give for people like Harvey Weinstein, such as “they’re really not bad people, just ill”, she says the following: “Truthfully, I would’ve preferred the simple and more honest explanation given by our president, Donald J. Trump. ‘Grab ‘em by the p***y… When you’re a star, you can do anything.’ Thank you, Donald. I believe you’re the only sexual predator, to date, who’s told the truth.”
Yep, she just couldn’t resist trying to attack an innocent man when talking about the very guilty people of Hollywood. She’s a Leftist, after all.
And perhaps the best part of the story is when she talks about a personal friend of hers: “… I will be the first to admit that clearly delineated moral choices can still be painfully complex where friendship is involved. One of the best friends I will ever have and a man I love dearly, former President Bill Clinton, has certainly taxed my feminist conscience, but always without diminishing my affection. I even helped write his apology to the nation for his own sexual misconduct… and believe to this day it was based on something that was none of our business.”
I honestly think that, with those lines alone, she killed the point of her own story. How can you claim to be against sexual harassment when you still think highly of an ADMITTED sexual predator? And how can she say she believes it was based on something that was none of their business while at the same time saying that women should speak out against those who harass them? Isn’t it Weinstein’s business who he rapes, by that logic?
She does say that some may find it hypocritical (because it is), but that that doesn’t matter because she warned people against “allowing Harvey Weinstein to host political fundraisers.” THAT is the excuse she gives. She’s not even denying that she’s being hypocritical, she just switches back to talking about how she tried to warn people about Weinstein.
Aside from the obvious hypocrisy of her article, there is one thing she forgot to mention: Hollywood is entirely LEFTIST! She knows very well that Hollywood is Leftist, and yet, she fails to see wherein the problem lies. It’s not the fact that Hollywood is owned by men. It’s the fact that Hollywood is owned by LEFTISTS! Leftists who, for THIRTY YEARS, knew about Weinstein’s behavior. And that includes Leftist women. Leftists who have no moral conscience, only a script for what to say when politics is involved. They know they have to side with political correctness, social justice, and the Left.
But by doing that, they ignore morality. I’ve said before, the Left is without morals. You can’t honestly expect Leftist men to be morally sound about anything. Weinstein isn’t the first, nor will he be the last, Leftist in Hollywood to rape and sexually assault and harass women. And Linda shouldn’t be one more of the people within Hollywood who fails to realize where the problem stems. It’s not an issue of gender, it’s an issue of MORALITY!
There’s a reason Lust is one of the 7 Deadly Sins. It’s one of the most disgusting things for God to witness in the world He’s created. And Hollywood is chockfull of it. From the over-sexualization of women (and men) that even LINDA points out, to all the corruption and sinfulness of studio execs and stars, to the Harvey Weinsteins of the industry, Hollywood is inundated in lust. But that problem doesn’t come from men. That problem comes from the HEART of those men.
Hollywood is a great example of what happens when God is not allowed in your city. I say great as opposed to “perfect” because it’s not the perfect example. Nazi Germany would be the perfect example. Soviet Russia would be the perfect example. Hollywood is not quite at those levels because, as rotten as California’s local politicians are, they don’t rule the country. If left on their own, they would descend into Communism. Its celebrities would want to flee the country and demand that the new country be like California.
But that’s beside the point. The point is that Hollywood is a terrible place for women not because of gender inequality, but because of the sinful hearts of those with power. Hollywood is horrible because it’s Leftist. And Hollywood is Leftist because it’s horrible.
“In their own eyes they flatter themselves too much to detect or hate their sin.”
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