posted on Nov, 10 2017 @ 02:33 PM
a reply to: intrepid
I've had this same quandry myself. With Cosby in the past and specifically with Kevin Spacey today. I've always adored Spacey's work - it's
masterful. I'm truly torn over his being recast in Ridley Scott's new film. He would/was be excellent as he was in all past roles.
I think it speaks to the public/private divide rather like JFK was a noted womanizer (maybe an abuser himself) but is mostly recalled for his public
Maybe it's the price of progress - I'm truly happy to have so many speak out about abuse at the hands of the powerful by those in subordinate
positions. Men (not all of course) of all times and cultures have been abusing those (both men and women) of lessor 'status' since the beginning of
Riane Eisler in her seminal "The Blade and The Chalice" calls hierarchical social structure the dominator society.
So perhaps, like our current president, this is a good thing that will make people think about issues of abuse of 'power' at all levels of society.
I don't know - that Kevin Spacey fell 'entitled' to abuse young men disgusts me. I don't hate the man, he was raised in a society that 'models' abuse
in so many ways nor do I think it effects the quality of his work and that will be missed. But I am willing to make that sacrafice if we can have an
open dissicussion of the topic as it is the 'true root (and rot) of all things bad in society'.