As disgusting as Weinstein is, why, as usual, do these women all come out of the woodwork at once claiming rape and abuse? These women are not exactly of respectable character to begin with. I guess someone will say I am sexist but so be it. I know he's slime but some if not all these women did know he was helping their career yet submitted to him because of this then cry victim years later. I have no compassion for him nor the hollywood feminists bunches. A loose woman does not deserve to be raped or inappropriately fondled but they should not act surprised when they're playing the game and then get burned, i.e. Ashley Judd (I am a nasty woman) and proud of it.
How can anyone take these women seriously about being "the victim". God help the women and girls of the world who truly are.
Please support your claim that "these women are not exactly of respectable character to begin with." Who specifically are you referring to and on what basis are they not respectable?
Words for the wise. If the Hollywood stars had as many sticking out of them as they had stuck in them, they would look like porcupines. Women are genetically predisposed after years of evolution, to seek out strong viral men to mate with. Today's women have confused strong viral with rich powerful. It started with NOW.
You must have lived beneath a rock to not know. Research specifically Ashley Judd! Go back to her quoting a young woman who wrote Nasty Woman, for one. See for yourself how she glorified that trashy so called poetry which actually was not nor did it have an ounce of meaning or substance, just stupidity, filth, and vulgarity. Then, review her movies, more of her liberal and feminists rants, her accusations toward innocent strangers in public for staring at her too long. Look at her string of failed relationships. Check out how she left her race car driver husband following his back injury and early retirement.....how convenient. Pull up her nude photos and nude shots in movies, hey, start with Bug. Need I have more of a basis to claim she is one of several Hollywood actresses that are not pure but pure trash? Ask yourself this, would any of these women make these claims if Weinstein was not so unattractive? If he were handsome and powerful, they would wear his " helping their career" like a badge, not feeling disgusted that they were "raped" or perhaps did special sexual favors in return of his power he had to launch their career.
So some of the actresses are "pure trash"? That comment says a lot about you.
You say the Nasty Woman poem contained vulgarity and filth? Part of the poem was in response to Trump's comment about grabbing women's genitals and being able to do it because he's a "star."
Sounds like vulgarity to me.
I am far from trash. I am a respected man in society with a high education and blossoming career. If I were female and a man made advances toward me or worse against my will, I would have contacted the police immediatly or he may have wound up dead by my hands in self- defense. Not file a report years later claiming all sort of "torts" against me. I just call em, like I know them, and in all actuality Weinstein and his starlets are trash.
Seems for you to judge me off facts and opinion only makes you sub-quality, so look in the mirror. Re-evaluate yourself. Sure you aren't immoral?
Should read, torts "against him"
No one every called you trash, Kyle, but you seem to throw that term out loosely about other people, don't you?
I agree that I wish people would feel free to come forth when abuse happens, not years later. But we can't pretend to know the reasons why all of them don't.
You talk about me "judging" you. You are judging others. And no, I am not immoral or "sub quality". Another judgment of yours?
So what causes you to be "respected", as you worded it?
Your compassion for others?
Women handle situations differently, than men. Although they do not like to admit it, they frequently endure a lot of pain from male abuse. The important thing is that they did come forward and put this guy out of the business of attacking women.
You are completely correct in your comment. There is no question Harvey Weinstein is disgusting. Those who overlooked or condoned his reprehensible behavior, over the years, including the media, are, in my view, complicit in his on-going actions. Normally, I do not subscribe to women or men waiting months, even years to come forward, With that said, I am reminded of the extremely poor reaction and lack of compassion offered the women subjected to Bill Clinton's predatory ways. Hillary formed her own "war room" to combat and ruin what was left of these women's reputations, as well as self-esteem. Point: If repercussions are possible for the accusers, msybe we should not be judgmental and revisit our views as they relate to time frames in which women or men come forward. I don't have the answer -- do you?
I hope after all the recent publicity about Weinstein and the other accused, that victims will come forward to report contemporaneously at the time of the event. If they are afraid of reporting due to a threat of reprisal they should seek advice of a lawyer about how to handle the matter. Even if the lawyer advises that going public or notifying police, would not be advisable, their will be a record of the event in the lawyers files that can be helpful in the future. Another option would be to document the details of the encounter, and have it notorized. As I read and learn more about these perpetrators, it seems they are serial abusers. Therefore if a person is attacked they should check for other victims. There is always more safety in numbers when going public, just as in Harvey's situation. But in Clinton's case, he allegedly committed rape, and the majority of women supported him. Go figure, politicians seem to judged by a different set of standards. Another example of the swamp!
Correct me if I am wrong, but I seem to remember Clinton's paying Paula Jones approximately $800,000.00. I have never understood why those women stood behind him -- guess political power has a certain charm! Not to mention the fact that authorities, media, and others have proven to be reluctant to take on this "elite" group of predators.
Good thoughts you posted. They had a clip on t.v. last night and were saying that while the reasons for people not reporting abuse are varied and often understandable, that it can lead to more victims. That when ( even credible) accusations are settled early without reporting, confidentiality and non disclosure clauses are part of the agreements. If these were instead kept in the open and reported to authorities or documented, it might have warned others and prevented future assaults.
They also said that another negative side is that there are a few "serial" accusers who especially target corporations and go from one to another rec'g financial payouts. These people do such an injustice to true victims.
Anyway, I hope the Weinstein cases may help in bringing about much needed change.
Kyle, you are in fact trailor trash.
Mmm. Coming from someone who most likely may be herself as well as a troll.
Do you look like a troll too?
I have to agree with Kyle. Hollywood trash. Nothing more.
Is the conduct in Hollywood any worse than Priests attacking the youth in the churches.
Any kind of rape, violence or sexual assault leaves it's mark on those who were the targets, although the abusive situations may differ .
There are thousands and thousands of adults, world wide, whose lives were forever changed as a result of childhood sexual abuse by priests, pastors or other church officials, regardless of religious affiliation. Many were threatened by those abusing them or if they did tell, were not believed and in fact were punished for daring to accuse these "holy" men ( and women.) And decades of cover ups and complicity by those in power.
The "power" for abusers or predators may come from a church, a corporation, a sports, entertainment or media organization, school or family. The list goes on. Whatever it takes we must all strive to help those who are abused, adults or minors, to have the courage to speak out and to provide support so the silence doesn't continue.
Very thoughtful post. I hope that breaking the silence, wherever abuse occurs, will help to break this cycle.
Roy, no difference. Both situations were covered up
Kyle you are correct. Too many of us women today have lost sight of our primary responsibility to our families. Smut and sluts are accepted today as never before. What a shame.
Ruth and Kyle. Twins separated at birth? Nasty comments, which is different from simply disagreeing. Weinstein is a predator and if found guilty, is a criminal and deserves jail time.
But the women should not be labeled as "trash, smuts and sluts."
Weinstein should pay. Yes. However, these women are not getting my compassion. I guess you have a lot for them, so please, by all means, continue.
I have seen my share of women and teen girls be truly victimized....I'll save my compassion for them.
Thanks, Ruth. Nice to see another astute person on here.
Ruth, if some women are "smut and sluts" and allegedly avoid primary reponsibility to their families, what is your label for men who engage in multiple sexual affairs? If married and doing so, are they avoiding "responsibility" to their spouses and families? Kyle panned Ashley Judd for doing nude scenes in movies, having multiple failed relationships, using vulgar language. How about males who have also done nude scenes, have been married multiple times and tend to use vulgar language?
Women have always been involved in luring men. That's why the knights of the Middle Ages had to use chastity belts. Women portray innocence but beneath this exterior is a cunning aggressive sex machine. Why else would they tease men by accentuating their exogenous areas. Believe me when I say, Eve gave Adam more than just an Apple.
As for men, they are just pawns that women manipulate, and blame for their own licentiousness.
Quite obvious you don't think much of women. Wonder how many women think you are not worth much?
I don't read any defense of women in your response. I guess you acknowledge that I am correct, and you are not able to defend the indefensible. Get over it girls, get your aprons instead of bikinis on and be the help mate to men, as the Bible instructs.
Calvin, acknowledgement or offering a defense of your comments is a waste of time. Hopefully, your life is blessed with more caring and compassion than you have exhibited here. No further discussion needed.
The white male race rocks!
Love you fascists and racists
I don't think Calvin is too popular with the ladies....he refers to their "exogenous" areas!!! HA!
As originally stated, exogenous refers to what is exhibited, erogenous refers to what is felt. (Sensation) Sometimes exogenous leads to erogenous, like in Bill Clinton's case. Monica's exogenous behavior caused old Bill's erogenous response.
"Caused Bill Clinton" --- you have got to be kidding! Yes, you are welcomed to your opinion, but, Calvin, presuming you are an adult, please post adult comments. Both men and women are complicit in many things, but do not try to excuse the disgusting behavior of serial predators like Bill Clinton, Harvey Weinstein and Anthony Weiner. Anticipating your next comment, don't even go there. Speaking socially unacceptable words and acting in a predators reprehensible way are two different things. The meaning of predator is "someone who looks for other people in order to use, control, or harm them in some way -- a person who ruthlessly exploits others". The three above named men fit this definition.
To your assessment, yes, there are women who purposely allow themselves to be in questionable situations, but to characterize all women as you have done is wrong.
Their is nothing wrong with women, they are acting just as they are genetically supposed to act. (Allure Mates) Science has established this fact. The problems arise when women take on the claim of being innocent victims. Sometimes they are victims and at other times not so much. Maybe the solution is to form a National Organization for Men. Then men can come forward and relay their own victim experiences. Believe me, it is no fun to have a nymph trying to force your attention to her libido.
White men rule!!
Deport all females and non whites!
I'll put you down as not caring for Ashley Judd. What do you think of Harvey?
I am all for him paying the price-
For being the dreg at the bottom of a barrel.
Don't insult the barrel.
Yeah and aren't these women supposed to be so strong and brave? According to their feminist side? They don't sound so strong and brave to me. Especially in the delay of reporting these crimes.
Unless you've been a victim of abuse, and I certainly hope you haven't, please don't judge those who have. It's like the recent criticism of Las Vegas police by some on this board. I don't think anyone truly knows with their Monday morning quarterbacking, what they would do when having to make a split second decision.
There are many reasons why abuse isn't always reported and it doesn't have much to do with being "strong and brave."
Having said that, I don't agree with any person who would file false accusations or do so simply for financial gain. That only hurts those who have credible claims and is abusive also to those who are accused and may be innocent.
The women ask for it, as usual.
Bill Clinton is a predator. And Donald Trump is a god-fearing moralistic christian. Give me a break, somebody :)
Bill Clinton is a predator. Donald Trump is like many men --- oversized egos. Bill Clinton caused harm, Donald Trump shot off his mouth trying to impress someone of lesser statue in life.
So discouraging to listen to the news. The President's accusations that former presidents didn't call or support families of fallen troops is an out and out lie. And when confronted he reverts to, "well maybe some did, some didn't" and " that's what I was told." This from the guy who screams about "fake news."He used this same line when he lied about his electoral college win being the biggest since Reagan. And to politicize this subject is disrespectful and divisive.
For all who are clamoring for state run media, only from the WH, this is an example of the "truth" you'd be getting. Good luck with that.
I hope everyone of you read what you wrote and see ALL the hate. You all have been watching too much Fox News.
Remember when there were 'streakers' at sporting events? They obviously were doing it for the publicity and recognition. The networks agreed not to televise anyone doing it.
Most fans consider the National Anthem to be an important part of sporting events and that is why these 'bonehead' players chose to 'act up and protest during its playing. Not televising the National Anthem just penalizes the fans who want to hear it played. Wouldn't it be better to play the Anthem and to let the singing of it to be heard but instead of panning the kneeling 'boneheads' on the field.patriotic film clips of our military showing scenes that indicate why we honor our flag in the first place. Do not give any recognition to the players on the sidelines.
After a short while, these morons will realize that they are not getting their protests across to the millions of TV viewers and it will stop
Please enough with the NFL and their black racist cry babies, I am ready to pass gas.
In persuit of political correctness, it has been announced that the children's TV program featuring Thomas the Train must undergo change. The program now must include three female named engines and they con nolonger be steam powered and discharge smoke trails. All must be of sleek design and be powered by clean energy. I wonder if these liberals will soon be demanding confiscation of all Lionel train sets. After all, they certainly don't want our children to see the iron horse that powered our railroads for 150 years.
Unfortunately, the so-called political correctness in our country is, I believe, part of the never ending goal of sliding us into Socialism patterned after Europe. DJT came along - the "deplorables" said enough and the flow has been slowed down. These liberals have infiltrated our educational system, creating a group of individuals who are convinced they are "entitled". They are now beginning to shift their destruction in the direction of our children. What a sad state of affairs when we can't let children be children without imposing group think upon them. The changes introduced for Thomas the Train are part of the liberal nonsense thrown at us each day.
Good grief. As if we all don't have important issues to be concerned about.
This stuff is so ridiculous. Our granddaughter loves Thomas the Train. Who cares if the train is masculine or feminine? Same thing with other toys. Same with boys. Our son played with "boy" items when little but also liked to hold and feed his big sister's dolls. I think it helped him to be the nurturing Dad he is today.
I'm so very proud of the way our son and wife have raised their children and I hope we've had at least a small part in that. This past weekend 5 year old granddaughter said "Grams, how come some of the people don't want their friends to be happy?" I have no idea where this came from, even though I asked. She then said " I want people to be nice and happy and if they feel sad, I'd just give them a hug and wouldn't make them talk."
Out of the precious mouths of babes. May we all learn from them.