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.