I’ve been a victim of Sexual Harassment. I’ve also been accused of Sexual Harassment. I am a male.
There is a distinct difference in the ways that men and women deal with sexual harassment. Men usually do something to end it. Women usually let it go along until something bad happens or until they decide to file a complaint.
That is my experience.
I was in Egypt in 1997. I had a female Officer who would become intoxicated and then proceed to paw at every dude she encountered. She finally got around to me. When she did, I simply turned her down and then told her to police herself as she was acting foolishly and, eventually, someone was going to ruin her career over her behavior. Simple right?
I guess not.
Women, apparently, can’t do this. They let men paw at them for months or years. They let the men to accost them go on to harass and assault others for months or years. Women take pay offs and remain silent for years as other victims pile up.
Then years later, like Rose McGowan, they “courageously” come out about the behavior.
Rose McGowan is not a hero. She is a coward. She remained silent for decades and allowed other women to allegedly be victimized by Harvey Weinstein and others in the Entertainment Industry. There are more. McGowan is not the only cowardly “heroine” of the moment.
Anyone in the Democratic Party who speaks out against Weinstein and continues to protect and support the Clintons are equally cowards. Bill Clinton’s reign of terror in Arkansas and Washington, D.C, last a few decades. Hillary Clinton’s cover ups are ongoing today. Hillary was Bill’s attack dog. In order for Hillary to consummate her ambitions Bill could not go down to “loose women of questionable moral values.” Bill could not be at fault when it came to rape, sexual assault or sexual harassment. The victims had to be blamed and Hillary was the attack dog that made it so. She destroyed the women who, in an earlier Weinstein like episode, came out against Bill Clinton.
And the whole of Hollywood protected them and shamed Bill’s victims. The whole of Hollywood remained silent. 40 years later, the whole of Leftist Hollywood are still covering for Hillary’s behaviors.
Neither Donna Karan nor Democratic Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson have done or said anything worse than Hillary Clinton. They made statements. Hillary Clinton actively destroyed the victims of her husband.
I’ve always been suspicious of sexual harassment allegations myself. Why? I’m a victim of a false allegation. A woman who worked for me falsely accused me of sexual harassment because she wanted to go to an easier job. I had attempted to train her and make her a competent employee. She had no desire, at that time, to be such. She falsely accused me of sexual harassment. She was proven to be a liar. There was not one person who had witnessed anything of any sort that could have been construed as sexual harassment and the other female in my employ testified to this. Aside from that, I have a known dating preference and this female was as far removed from that preference as could be imagined. All and sundry testified that I treated male and female in my employ exactly alike. Even if she had been “my type”, I’d not have sexually harassed her as I want competent employees not a personal dating pool where I work. As a rule, I do not date where I work. I’ve simply seen that behavior become too messy.
When women speak out about sexual harassment, I am always skeptical. I can’t help it. I’ve been falsely accused and I’ve seen others falsely accused.
Yet, I know it happens as I have seen it. It makes me feel queasy when I see it. If I am in a position to say something, I usually do. I’ve done it several times in my 30 plus years in the workplace.
What I rarely see, outside of places like Hollywood, is a person capable of 40 year careers as sexual opportunists. Politicians, Hollywood Elitists, CEOs, Generals in the Military — these are the folks who usually are proven to be career perverts and/or harassers. Usually, it turns out that those who are loudest about empowering women turn out to be the worst. These Champions of women are usually attempting to divert attention from their pathological attacks on women. Either that or they wish to somehow assuage their guilt. These folks will destroy others for lesser behaviors while continuing to act out and attacking women whom they perceive to be susceptible, weak and vulnerable.
Rose McGowan and Asia Argento are no better than Harvey Weinstein. They profited from their attacker and remained silent for decades so that Harvey Weinstein could remain out in the open and attack hundreds or thousands of other women. They suddenly became “courageous” only after they could no longer use their allegations to profit from the Weinstein Company. This is not courage. This is convenience.
Hollywood should clean up their act. I’m tired of all of the preaching. I’m tired of the lies and duplicity. I’m tired of the double standards. I’m tired of the very people who pretend to be above it all being so far down into the gutter.
Stop calling these women courageous who remained silent for profit.
Harvey “I made a mistake” Weinstein was/is wrong. Harvey Weinstein is a predator. Harvey Weinstein is to blame for his behaviors. Sorry, Harvey, but 40 years of actively assaulting women and forcing yourself on them is not a mistake. That’s a pattern of behavior. That is psychoses. That is simply being a horrific human being. If Harvey Weinstein were poor, he’d be referred to as the Jeffrey Dahmer of serial rapists. He’s wealthy, though. In America, money turns a monster into a sympathetic human being. Even a Harvey Weinstein and a Bill Clinton. In America, money turns a woman who enables a serial rapist and harasser into a Presidential Candidate.
Rose McGowan and every other Hollywood Actor who remained silent in order to work with and profit from the Weinstein Company are complicit. They are guilty of enabling these and other predators.
I see not one hero or heroine in any of this saga. Certainly not Rose McGowen, Asia Argento or any of those who remained silent.