Hollywood Celebrities Hurt Liberal Causes As Much As They Help, Political Scientists Say

Hollywood Celebrities Hurt Liberal Causes As Much As They Help, Political Scientists Say

Regardless if they help or harm their liberal causes, I wish they would keep their political opinions to themselves, instead of spewing them in interviews, on social media, and in You Tube videos.

This was written by Christian Toto, who I follow on Twitter:

Hollywood Celebrities Hurt Liberal Causes As Much As They Help, Political Scientists Say 

Excerpts:

Hollywood celebrities once again are gearing up to advocate and agitate for their causes as elections approach, but political scientists and observers say liberal stars do as much to hurt as help their efforts.

…But in the wake of the failure of the full-scale industry push for Hillary Clinton in 2016, political observers are left to assess whether Hollywood’s progressive campaigns do more to mobilize liberals or energize conservatives.

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The Now-Removed Tweet Where Sylvester Stallone Sexualizes His Daughters – Yet Again (Feb. 2018)

The Now-Removed Tweet Where Sylvester Stallone Sexualizes His Daughters – Yet Again (Feb. 2018)

I wrote a blog post a few months ago, where I mentioned (about 3/4th down the page) how Sylvester Stallone sexualized one of his daughters in one of his Tweets. That same post also discussed sexual abuse allegations against Stallone by different women, including his now-deceased half-sister, Toni-Ann.

Many men (and I guess a few women) who saw this latest (Feb. 2018) Twitter content from Stallone realized how bad it looked, but Stallone was apparently oblivious to how bad it looks for a father to tweet about how his daughters look “hot” or how they having “bangin’ bods” or whatever the magazine headlines he was quoting were going on about.

But then, when one considers he not only allegedly preyed on teen-aged girls in the 1980s, but that he allegedly repeatedly groped and raped his own half-sister, I guess his moral compass regarding sexual ethics and inappropriate behavior has always been off-kilter.

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What Does Hollywood’s Reverence for Child Rapist Roman Polanski Tell Us? by Hadley Freeman

What Does Hollywood’s Reverence for Child Rapist Roman Polanski Tell Us? by Hadley Freeman

Excerpts:

… On 1 February 1978, after 42 days in jail, Polanski fled the US while awaiting final sentencing, having pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. On these facts, everyone agrees.

There are no hazy conspiracy theories – we know exactly what happened because Polanski admitted to it and later wrote about it in astonishing detail in his autobiography, Roman by Polanski, published six years after he left the US and went to France, where he still lives.

… But, in truth, for many British and US actors, working with Polanski never lost its cachet, and arguably had even more once he became excluded from the US mainstream.

Sigourney Weaver, Harrison Ford, Johnny Depp, Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Kate Winslet and many more have appeared in Polanski movies in the decades since his conviction, and questions about why they were working with a convicted child rapist were seen as tacky, proof of a rigid mind more focused on gossip than art.

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Sylvester Stallone’s Temper Problem and Gross Weirdness

Sylvester Stallone’s Temper Problem and Gross Weirdness

(This post has been updated to add new information. Latest update: January 5,  2018)


I began work on another post or two, related to the sexual abuse allegations against Stallone by various women, and I don’t know when or if I’ll get around to finishing those.

In the course of looking up more material for those posts, I ran across some other  disturbing, gross information on the man.

For legal purposes: imagine everything below has the word “alleged” in front of it.

Personally, I have no reason to doubt this information, because I cannot see what any of these people have to gain by it discussing it, and I’m starting to see a pattern emerge with some of these things.

I do believe Stallone raped and verbally abused his half sister, and that he sexually exploited teen girls at the height of his fame.

All of that is degenerate enough, but this other information – about the hotel rooms, hiring prostitutes to defecate in front of him, and so forth – is also disgusting.

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Women Celebrities Who Victim-Blame Women Sexual Assault Survivors

Women Celebrities Who Victim-Blame Women Sexual Assault Survivors

(this post has been edited since it was originally published to add new names or links)


I so far have not seen any male celebrities engage in victim-blaming, but I’ve seen about 3 or 4 women celebrities do so.

It’s beyond me how a woman (famous or not) can fault a woman for having been raped or sexually harassed.

But they’ve done so. A few have later apologized.

So far, actress Pamela Anderson has not only not apologized for her victim blaming comments (comments which she insists are not victim blaming – but they ultimately are), but she refuses to apologize, and I disagree with her views on this.

Some women may be too young, naive, or trusting, and that is no excuse for a pervert such as a Harvey Weinstein to exploit that and sexually abuse them, but Anderson is basically saying they are to blame for being naive or too trusting or for lacking life experience.

A note to actress Kirstie Alley (link to her victim blaming comments farther below):

If Alley is wanting to know why women do not accuse their rapists or harassers immediately, right on the spot after being propositioned or groped, and so on:

Some women do not confront their workplace abusers at all, or not for until many years later, because many women are too afraid to do so immediately.  They are often in shock or experiencing emotional trauma.

They may be afraid their abuser may rape them again right then and there, kill them, cause other physical injury, or get them fired from their job.

Furthermore, a lot of women, especially younger ones, do not have the necessary self confidence and level of assertiveness to confront an abuser – many girls and women are brought up by their parents, any religion they are raised in, and the culture, to be docile, non-confrontational, and passive (this is how I was raised).

Boys and men in our culture are often encouraged to be out-spoken, confrontational, and bold, while girls and women are often punished, ostracized, or discouraged from having those qualities – qualities which are necessary ones to confront abusers face- to- face.

From Time Magazine’s Person of the Year: The Silence Breakers

Nearly all of the people TIME interviewed about their [sexual harassment] experiences expressed a crushing fear of what would happen to them personally, to their families or to their jobs if they spoke up.

For some, the fear was borne of a threat of physical violence. Pascual felt trapped and terrified when her harasser began to stalk her at home, but felt she was powerless to stop him. If she told anyone, the abuser warned her, he would come after her or her children.

Those who are often most vulnerable in society—immigrants, people of color, people with disabilities, low-income workers and LGBTQ people—described many types of dread. If they raised their voices, would they be fired? Would their communities turn against them? Would they be killed?

Juana Melara, who has worked as a hotel housekeeper for decades, says she and her fellow housekeepers didn’t complain about guests who exposed themselves or masturbated in front of them for fear of losing the paycheck they needed to support their families.

…Many of the people who have come forward also mentioned a different fear, one less visceral but no less real, as a reason for not speaking out: if you do, your complaint becomes your identity.

(end quotes)

Here are some of the women celebrities who have engaged in victim-blaming ever since the Harvey Weinstein story broke:

Mayim Bialik

Mayim Bialik Apologizes (for Real This Time) for Her Victim-Blaming Op-Ed

Mayim Bialik Apologizes After Being Accused of Victim-Blaming Sexual Adult Survivors

Mayim Bialik Apologizes for Her Controversial Harvey Weinstein Op-Ed by Tolly Wright, October 18, 2017

Mayim Bialik has issued an apology on social media for the New York Times op-ed she wrote last week about being a “nontraditional looking” actress in Hollywood.

The Big Bang Theory star landed in hot water among some readers who were upset about the connections Bialik seemed to draw between her choice to dress modestly and how she has managed to escape three decades in the industry without an encounter like those detailed by Harvey Weinstein’s accusers.

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Women of SNL Issue Misguided, Harmful Statement in Support of Sen. Al Franken by Mattie Kahn

He may be a senator now, but for a number of years, Franken was an actor on the TV show ‘Saturday Night Live.’

Women of SNL Issue Misguided, Harmful Statement in Support of Sen. Al Franken

by Mattie Hahn

Thirty-six women who previously worked with Al Franken during his run on Saturday Night Live have issued a statement of support for the Minnesota senator, following accusations by two women that he kissed or groped them without their consent.

The letter, which was released on Twitter and published in the Boston Globe, summons all the worst ever cliches used to absolve men of despicable behavior and sequences them to horrendous effect.

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TONE DEAF: Oscar Buzz For Movie About Romance Between 25-Year-Old Man And 17-Year-Old Boy by Paul Bois

TONE DEAF: Oscar Buzz For Movie About Romance Between 25-Year-Old Man And 17-Year-Old Boy by Paul Bois

Some excerpts:

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, as scores of Hollywood’s A-list talent and power brokers are being exposed for their alleged sexual misconduct, it seems oddly tone deaf for the industry to hail as an “Oscar contender” a movie about a 25-year-old man seducing a 17-old-boy.

Yet, the movie, “Call Me By Your Name,” stars Armie Hammer (“The Social Network”), as a lecherous 25-year-old preying on the 17-year-old Timothée Chalamet (“Interstellar”) during one hot Italian summer in 1983.

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