Another Thing That You Can’t Blame on Trump

Richard Dreyfuss said something profound recently.

If you haven’t been following the Hollywood scandals…

…and it’s difficult to follow ALL the Hollywood scandals…

…Dreyfuss is accused of harassment.

The list of perpetrators seems to now include everyone who has ever lived in Los Angeles.

The “Dreyfuss Statement” is a fascinating peek into the Hollywood mindset.

There is a sea-change happening right now, which we can look upon as a problem or an opportunity. We all of us are awakening to the reality that how men have behaved toward women for eons is not OK. The rules are changing invisibly underneath our feet. I am playing catch up. Maybe we all are.

All of Hollywood is “awakening to the reality” that sexual harassment is wrong.

It’s finally dawning on mega-stars that rape is not appropriate behavior.

In Hollywood, this means “the rules are changing”.

Which is hilarious except that it’s appalling.

Because the rules are not new.

I’m a Bible-clutching, right-wing, bigot living in the middle of fly-over America.

In my world, we’ve always prohibited abusing people.

I was indoctrinated with the Golden Rule at a young age.

The rules were, “Keep your hands to yourself”.

The rules were, “Boys and girls use different bathrooms”.

The rules were, “Treat everyone with respect and kindness”.

I didn’t grow up in Hollywood.

Apparently, they didn’t have those rules out there.

But now, they want them!

Suddenly, those elitist celebrities want my rules!

The rules they’ve been mocking my entire life!

The rules they’ve scorned and belittled.

The close-minded, old-fashioned, regressive rules they hate so much.

So I wonder…

…will this “sea of change” be viewed as an “opportunity” or a “problem”.

My money is on the latter.

4 thoughts on “Another Thing That You Can’t Blame on Trump

  1. mrsmcmommy says:

    Still not tired of being sent to spam, Ark?
    Do you see some sort of order and meaning in being sent to spam constantly? 😀

  2. Just Desserts says:

    Uh, I think you might be wrong. An enormous number of women were pretty shocked when Trump won. And their anger at his win combined with their unprocessed anger from their own past where they were sexually assaulted has put them in a “Who gives a fuck?” kind of frame of mind.

    IOW, when Trump won the White House, it was inevitable there would be a huge anger backlash from legions of women and their unprocessed anger at his becoming POTUS in spite of his clearly misogynistic behavior and self-admitted sexual assaults. It maximized these women’s belief life isn’t fair. And they have decided to act out in their anger because there is nothing left to lose. And there is an old adage, “Beware of the (wo)man with nothing to lose.”

    I’m fairly certain quite a few more men are going to be felled by this feminine anger wave. And I wouldn’t be surprised if it doesn’t eventually result in severe pain even for Trump himself, eventually.

    And most ironically, it appears the best thing that could have happened to the feminist movement itself was the election of Trump. It is giving women an explicit place to focus and “counter-attack”. The recent elections demonstrated the anger is far more pervasive and deeper than anyone had begun to anticipate.

    • John Branyan says:

      I’m not sure how your comment supports your assertion that I am wrong.

      Sure, some women were angry when Trump won. But lots and lots and lots and lots of women voted for Trump.

      And Donald Trump didn’t create the moral cesspool that is Hollywood.

    • mrsmcmommy says:

      Watching the “huge legions of women” who are conducting their “angry backlash” doesn’t attract normal women to Feminism at all.

      It makes normal women go, “Ew…I haven’t behaved that way since I was a 7-year-old girl. I guess Feminism is for petulant children who didn’t get the politician they wanted.” No, thanks!

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