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CNN Exclusive, Women accuse Morgan Freeman of inappropriate behavior, harassment

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posted on May, 25 2018 @ 07:15 AM

originally posted by: NightSkyeB4Dawn
We are good at pushing the envelope. Sharon Stone's quick peek had to be outdone, so now it is common to see movie stars traipsing the carpet naked except for a thin veil of material. I guess the message is "I am too valuable." Desire me. Look but don't touch.

If there’s to be a message there, I’ve never understood fashion and I think the red carpet is usually just a place to show off who you can afford to wear.

There is a weird irony in it though, have you ever compared the dresses movie stars wear to their galas to the ones porn stars wear to theirs, side by side? It’s an odd juxtaposition of expectations.

posted on May, 25 2018 @ 11:05 AM
Here’s the link. Not on Youtube yet

Freeman must be stupid or something to act like this in this climate. It’s kind of funny, though very stupid, the way he acts.

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posted on May, 25 2018 @ 11:12 AM

originally posted by: IWant2Believe323
Okay perhaps I can lay it out in clearly for the gentlemen out there. If you come within 3 feet of my personal space, and try to lift my skirt, I reserve the right to punch your #ing lights out and maybe break your arm in the process. Under no circumstances is that acceptable “run of the mill” behavior now or in the history of ever. And if you think it is then your part of the problem.

I absolutely agree with you.

Morgan’s sexually snide comments are one thing, but the lifting of the skirt is absolutely unacceptable.

I've often heard men make comments like Morgan but if I did see a man do that to a woman we’d have words for sure.

First, you tell a jack-ass like that, what if your daughter or wife is treated like that?

posted on May, 25 2018 @ 11:29 AM
As much of a clown as Freeman is, there is a running theme here with these Hollywood sexual harassment claims. That being countless women said or did nothing.

Until women start standing up for both themselves and other women, men who act this way will continue as they are.

So much of the ludicrous #metoo movement out of Hollywood was about claims of sexual abuse or assault from many years ago where women did nothing at the time and didn't even utter a peep for years since.

Too many victims act like victims and allow themselves to be victims.

posted on May, 25 2018 @ 02:50 PM

originally posted by: eNumbra

Perhaps we can start with there being a difference between normal, acceptable behavior and behavior that’s being accepted as normal.
Even if Weinstein’s behavior was accepted as a norm of Hollywood, that doesn’t make it normal, or acceptable. Where else would you have a boss interviewing you whilst fondling himself, or any of the other numerous things he’s accused of. The fact that it happens doesn’t make it normal, being accepted doesn’t make it acceptable at the time or otherwise. Weinstein was the quintessential quid pro quo, if you wanted to work for him, you did whatever sexual favor he wanted of you.

Society sets norms, sets what is acceptable and what is not. To suggest what was seen as a norm in the past that is not the same today is fine but how does one apply todays norms on the past? This can go both ways...the F bomb is seen pretty much as a norm today where in the past it was not, so current norms doesn't make them instantly better than past norms. Going back to the porn star, what do you think they do during their interview that is the norm for them not seen in other interviews...What was the casting couch all about in Hollywood. What were these women doing in a private situation with Weinstein as he kept nothing secret and they could have left at anytime...

Think of it like slavery, once accepted as a part of life, we can understand the the agency and sovereignty of a person means that enslaving someone is literally up in the list of top 5 worst things you can do to people.

We have indentured service today that people are willing to do... So is that the top 5 worst things you can do to a person today, or in the history of mankind? You even say it was once just a part of life...

People hate hearing these stories come out but only by exposing them, to everyone, will anything change.

As I have said before I have two problems with all this. First it roles real violent sexual crimes in with "inappropriate behaver" and desensitizes the public to it all, and I find that disturbing. Secondly, as Freeman gets run out of Hollywood because he briefly lifted up a woman's skirt jokingly or Franken gets run out of politics because he touched a woman's chest with an inch of plate armor in between these are put in the same bucket as the rape cases, and people sometimes do stupid things that a person can find funny or is called human interaction, and should not mean being tar and feathered over it, or is that the change you are looking for. This then goes down the other path that people use it as a weapon since "inappropriate behaver" can basically mean anything a person wants it to mean.

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posted on May, 25 2018 @ 03:22 PM
Honestly if you have good morals and teach your children those morals then when confronted with such they will simply put the person in their place and go on about their lives.

For every person that claims this is unacceptable that is just fine that they would not accept such but their is always ten other out of work actors that are willing to bend over backwards to get a role and would not complain about having to do such.

If you want a raise just go sexual harass your boss.

posted on May, 25 2018 @ 05:22 PM
a reply to: Xtrozero

As I have said before I have two problems with all this. First it roles real violent sexual crimes in with "inappropriate behaver" and desensitizes the public to it all, and I find that disturbing.

This is exactly what this indiscriminate use of the #MeToo movement is bringing about. It is not just desensitizing the public to sexual assault, it is marginalizing it in the minds and hearts of many.

My job places me as a first responder to cases of sexual assault, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, and child abuse. I see how ugly it can get. We have fought so hard to make it easier for victims of assault to come forward and to be believed. This #MeToo campaign is going off the rails and it is carrying a lot of victims with it.

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