Jenni Konner, the co-showrunner for the HBO series “Girls,” has said that the revelations about Mr. Weinstein are a tipping point: “This is the moment we look back on and say, ‘That’s when it all started to change.’” I hope she’s right. One problem is that the entertainment industry is extraordinarily forgiving of those who have made it a lot of money, as Mel Gibson can tell you. It might glance at the fallen comrade on the floor, but only so it can step over the body en route to the next meeting. And if that comrade somehow gets on his feet again, the industry will ask if he has a new project. This forgiveness is often ascribed to the familiar line that the only thing the business cares about is money.

Preach.

    Money often serves as a rationale for some of the industry’s noxiousness, including its sexism and racism: We can’t hire women, blacks, etc., because they don’t sell.

I have made this very argument. Unfortunately, when you're talking about publicly traded companies the majority of whose revenues come from overseas markets, it's both odious and true.

oyster:

    the revelations about Mr. Weinstein are a tipping point: “This is the moment we look back on and say, ‘That’s when it all started to change.’” I hope she’s right.

Was she high ? This won't affect anything, the woman who deal with it will lament about the crap they put up with and then will go back to just putting up with the bullshit to keep their jobs. As angry as this stuff can make you you'll still laugh it off when push comes to shove and you are reminded to feel small. Even worse, the men will still not realize they did anything wrong. They think it's just PC bullshit. I know this because of that lovely job interview where the woman told me about how funny the men were, and they just loved to joke around. That it wasn't a PC workplace and I probably shouldn't take the job if I wasn't okay with that. I'm pissed about this shit and I still played it off like it was fine because I needed a job.

The shitty thing is that in order to elevate yourself to a position in life were you are untouchable you've got to deal with this crap first. I can guarantee you every single woman in a position of power has had a point in life were she had to make a choice like I did in that interview or the woman he harassed had when they knew he could fuck up their future. It's a long road of clawing your way through that bullshit if you want to get anywhere.


posted 768 days ago